Sunday, February 5, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Lloyd Bushell

Soldiers of 5th Infantry Division prepare to cross Rhine River a few days before Pvt. Bushell died.
http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2014/03/52-ancestors-12-historic-wwii-assault.html

Lloyd G. Bushell could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on February 5, 1917 in Nebraska. His parents were also Nebraska born. His father was a steam fitter. He had three older brothers and one older sister.

Lloyd enlisted in the army on October 11, 1941. He reported completing a grammar school level of education.

He served as a private in Battery B, 599th AAA, 5th Infantry Division. The 5th Infantry Division crossed the Rhine on March 22, 1945. Pvt. Bushell died 2 days later.

Route followed by 5th Infantry Division.
http://www.mywarhistory.com/browse/printPreview.aspx?serviceHeroId=180

His remains were returned to be buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.

Thank you Lloyd for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Lloyd.



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