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Ruey Young Bussey


Young Bussey

Date of Birth: October 4, 1917, in Timpson, Texas

Date of Death: January 7, 1945, in Lingayen Gulf, Philippines (27 years old)


Chicago Tribune - Published 01/20/1945

He was reported missing by the Navy in late January 1945.   It was later reported that while

assaulting the beach, his landing craft was hit by a shell, he and a corpsman attempted to

swim away.  Young died attempting to save his crew. Because his body was not recovered,

his mother never gave up hope that he would return.  He never did.



1941 Chicago Bears (NFL)


Louisiana State University (LSU)