HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

JIMMY LEE BUSSEY

WALL NAME

JIMMY L BUSSEY

PANEL / LINE

14E/127

DATE OF BIRTH

02/17/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

THOMASTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Upson County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JIMMY LEE BUSSEY
POSTED ON 6.16.2021
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 2.16.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 5.17.2020

Final Mission of PFC Jimmy L. Bussey

On the morning of February 6, 1967, A Company, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade conducted search and destroy operations in their area of responsibility. During the mission, A Company discovered a large cache of weapons and rice. These were policed up, and by early afternoon the company was on helicopters being returned to base. During the flight, however, they were diverted and put down in a large patch of elephant grass near Binh Tho, east of Saigon (center) in Gia Dinh Province, RVN, and instructed to search and clear the area. While being inserted, they received sporadic enemy fire. Once on the ground, the company became engaged with a large-sized Viet Cong (VC) force. As the point element moved away from the landing zone, the squad up front was hit hard, suffering heavy casualties. The company maneuvered to flank the enemy which moved inside the attempted envelopment. The Americans were now under heavy fire from multiple directions as UH-1C helicopter gunships and artillery support were brought to bear on the enemy. The VC retreated into reinforced bunkers constructed along a canal where they fought until escaping before sunset. U.S. losses were five killed and thirteen wounded. The lost personnel included SSG Samuel J. Brown, PFC Jimmy L. Bussey, PFC Ronald W. McNeilly, SSG William Roberts, and PFC Samuel D. Thompson. One of the wounded, PFC Larry L. Knutson, was medically evacuated to an Army hospital in Japan where he succumbed to his injuries on March 5, 1967. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Don Casey (May 2020)]
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POSTED ON 2.17.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Jimmy Lee Bussey, Served with Company A, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Jimmy Bussey,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. As another summer comes to an end, it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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