JOHN F BUESCHER
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 92 OF THE WALL

JOHN FRANCIS BUESCHER

WALL NAME

JOHN F BUESCHER

PANEL / LINE

7W/92

DATE OF BIRTH

09/17/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/26/1970

HOME OF RECORD

COVINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kenton County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN FRANCIS BUESCHER
POSTED ON 11.28.2023

Ground Casualty

Operation Putnam Paragon (May 18 – October 12, 1970) was a 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division search and clear operation in Binh Dinh Province, RVN. The 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry operated out of Fire Support Base Augusta where it arrived on August 19, 1970. The Battalion was positioned in the northern portion of the 2nd Brigade Area of Operations and conducted missions with emphasis on interdicting enemy movement in the Suoi Ca Valley. On September 26, 1970, Reconnaissance Platoon, E Company, 1/12 was preparing to leave an overnight ambush position eight kilometers (4.8 miles) southwest of Phu My in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, when a mechanical ambush device was accidentally detonated. The blast killed four platoon members. They included 1LT Joseph A. Silva, SGT John F. Buescher, SP5 Richard A. Taylor, and PFC John A. Ogrizek. The mishap occurred at 8:30 AM while retrieving a Claymore anti-personnel mine. Ogrizek was hit in the neck and killed instantly. He had been in Vietnam just over a month; he was posthumously promoted to Corporal. Buescher also died instantly after being hit in the back. Taylor, a medic assigned to E Company, sustained wounds to the chest and abdomen; he, too, died instantly. Silva, the platoon leader, was a West Point graduate. The casualties were flown to the 8th Field Hospital at Camp Radcliff and turned over to Graves Registration personnel. An investigating officer was appointed to gather facts about the incident. It is unclear what outcome it produced as the Army generally provided very little details regarding such incidents. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 9.6.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

Burial Information

SGT John Francis Buescher is buried in the Saint John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.22.2022
POSTED BY: Thomas Eardley

Chuck it. !!!

Hey, Buesch. == How can I forget those over arm throws from left or right field. ???? Plus how you got on Summers. & Grier. !! God bless you & may He take a liking to you. And. I look forward to hitting one over your head when we meet again. !!! Give my blessings to. Old Blood. & Guts. Georgie. Patton. !!!! Amen. !!!
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POSTED ON 7.10.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2019
POSTED BY: ALAN E. TYNAN

RIP JOHN

Remember That Morning ALways - You Were a Professional Soldier - In Country & Served with You for Only 5 weeks
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