CSM (Ret) Michael D. Bush
August 20, 1954 - November 12, 2021
Vance Brooks
Paul A Puglisi
Sol ( Mac) McCluster
Moody
Roger Gomez
The Shellhammer’s
Deborah Zeis
Richard E. Clovis
Richard E. Clovis
Richard E. Clovis
Deborah Zeis
John Belville
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Service
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery
Friday 11/19, 2:30 pm

All times are EASTERN

Cemetery
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery
Friday 11/19

CSM (Ret) Michael D. Bush, 67, of Smiths Station, AL died Friday, November 12, 2021. A Memorial Graveside Service with U. S. Army honors will be held at 2:30 PM (EST) on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. CSM (Ret) Bush was born …
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Deb Cartnick left a message on November 18, 2021:
May God bless Mike's soul. His dedication to an organization I'm proud to be a member of, Healing4Heroes is SO greatly admired. May the lives he touched give those veterans the strength to fight whatever battle they encounter. Empathy to family, friends and anyone whose been touched by his life.
LTG (Ret) Ricardo & Maria Elena Sanchez left a message on November 18, 2021:
Barbara & Bush Family - Maria Elena and I extend our deepest sympathies. We pray that the Lord will give you the faith, strength and perseverance that is necessary during this very difficult time. CSM Bush was the rock upon which our Soldiers stood for courage and inspiration during the most challenging of times on the battlefield. He was a magnificent caring leader, a mentor, a great warrior and a friend. CSM Bush inspired our young warriors to excel under all conditions and he always shared in the sacrifices that our mission required. The soldiers of 1st Armor Division and V Corps were blessed having him as their Command Sergeant Major, especially during wartime. His contributions to our Soldiers, our Army and our Nation are unsurpassed and all are better off because CSM Bush lived the life of an American Warrior. I personally remain eternally grateful for his friendship, his sterling leadership, his strength of character and his sacrifices while we shared the battlefield in Germany and Iraq. He was by my side as we shared the heights of military accomplishment as well as the depths of sacrifice and sorrow. CSM Bush has now joined the endless ranks of warriors in the Mansions of the Lord – May he rest in Peace.
Ssg (ret) Jacques R J Robitaille left a message on November 18, 2021:
Served with 1SG Bush then with B Co 2/325 with the 82nd , I was the Operation Sgt then right before they left Siani for peace keeping force with UN , GREAT soldier and honored to have served under him , Condolences to his wife, children, siblings , and is entire family , God bless and Michael finally earned the ultimate set of wings and standing by St Michael side , AATW from aka SSG ROBO
Joseph L Gentry left a message on November 18, 2021:
I served with Michael Bush when he was a young Staff Sergeant and the 4.2 Plt Sgt, CSC 2/325 INF, 82nd ABN DIVISION “80-81.” I was impressed with his knowledge of the 4.2 Mortar and FDC operations. His straight forward leadership still impressed me too this day. It is pleasure to have served with him and he will never be forgotten. God bless and R.I.P. CSM Bush, Michael
Paul A Puglisi left a message on November 17, 2021:
RIP my brother
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sol ( Mac) McCluster left a message on November 17, 2021:
You should be so proud of what your husband stood for. CSM Bush represented the best in all of us and was a hero through and through. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. My deepest Sympathy
JOHN SHIELDS left a message on November 17, 2021:
1st SGT Bush (B Co. 2/325) wasn't a man of many words in my experience. He was stoic with a stern visage outwardly but he was instrumental to the formation of this young airborne trooper and the person I was to become. I was fortunate to have witnessed his inner side a few times as well and there was a kind and fair side that on occasion resulted in a small smirk or grimace when he found something humorous or amusing. He was a soldier's soldier and always prepared to do the hard work to see any job through. Mission complete Top! I hope you find peace.
CW4(R) William T. Coleman left a message on November 17, 2021:
Condolences to the family of CSM Bush. 1SG Bush was the first 1SG in the Army I had the pleasure of serving under (B-2/325 PIR). Years later, I ran into CSM Bush in Bosnia, and we were able to "catch up" on things. I know that he had a great impact on each soldier he ever crossed paths with. He was a great leader and will be sorely missed.
Rodney Ables left a message on November 17, 2021:
CSM Bush was my Platoon Sergeant while serving in the 2/325. He was a tough leader who made tough paratroopers. He taught me leadership skills that served me well during my time in the Army as well as a thirty year career in law enforcement. My deepest condolences to the Bush family. All The Way Airborne
Bobby Wingate left a message on November 17, 2021:
Thoughts and Prayers with CSM Bush's Family, The many units he served with and in , his Friends on His Passing. RIP ABN Warrior. Your service to Our Country Greatly Appreciated and Not Forgotten. Secure the DZ for Other Troopers Arrival. ALL THE WAY CSM AND THEN SOME. BRAVO WHITE FALCON TROOPER 1973-77
Red "Doc" Blackerby left a message on November 17, 2021:
R.I.P. CSM!! It was a pleasure working with you in A/2/325....God Speed!!!
CPT William J. ("Joe") Adams, (Retired) left a message on November 16, 2021:
CSM Bush was a wonderful man, an awesome soldier, and a highly effective and awesome leader of men. It was my privilege to have known him, to have worked with him, and to have fought with him. I have always had the utmost respect for him since the first moment that we met, and nothing... absolutely nothing ever changed that... I honestly cannot believe he is gone... I have to accept it... but I can't fathom why such a wonderful person was called away from his family and friends, and his fellow soldiiers from his decades of service to our nation. He is already greatly missed... my utmost and my very sincere condolences to his wife, his family, his friends, and his legion of soldiers that he led in peace and in war.... Rest easy CSM Bush.... we will carry the torch.... you are NOT forgotten.....
Darrin Janisch left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolence's to the entire Bush family. CSM Bush was my 1SG at B co 2/325 A.I.R. and my first 1SG in the US Army. I cannot overstate the positive impact that man had on me as a Soldier and a Leader in the Army. I was fortunate enough to run across him from time to time over the years as I continued to serve and it was always an absolute pleasure to see him and talk about the Army, family and leading Soldiers. He was the epitome of the BE, KNOW and DO of a Non-Commissioned Officer. Till we meet again CSM....
Edward Stephen McCreary left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolences to the Bush family. CSM Bush was my first sergeant when I was in the 82nd Bro 2/325 in 1988. Gone to soon he was only 4 years older then me. Tuff soldier and a greater leader RIP CSM 🙏🙏
Edward Stephen McCreary left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolences to the Bush family. CSM Bush was my first sergeant when I was in the 82nd Bro 2/325 in 1988. Gone to soon he was only 4 years older then me. Tuff soldier and a greater leader RIP CSM 🙏🙏
Edward Stephen McCreary left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolences to the Bush family. CSM Bush was my first sergeant when I was in the 82nd Bro 2/325 in 1988. Gone to soon he was only 4 years older then me. Tuff soldier and a greater leader RIP CSM 🙏🙏
Wendy left a message on November 16, 2021:
I remember when y’all came to visit Katrina at my house when she was pregnant. I never got a chance to thank Mike for taking care of Katrina in Iraq. Thank you guys so much for taking care of her in Germany too. He was a very good man. Good as good.
Moody left a message on November 16, 2021:
RIP Mike. Barb, Stacey, Monique, and Seth, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Sean Bermingham left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolences to the Bush Family over the loss of CSM Bush. I served with him in the early 80's in the 2/325 and I was pleasantly surprised to link up with him, and his Brother Kevin, a few years ago at All American Week-Ft Bragg. We have lost a fine Solder way too early. He, Family, and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
Roger Gomez left a message on November 16, 2021:
May God bless and keep his loved ones. RIP, CSM.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jennie Dowd left a message on November 16, 2021:
Our heartfelt condolences to the Bush family! CSM (ret) Bush was the epitome of an American Soldier and will be greatly missed by all that knew him and followed his leadership. With love, MG (ret) and Mrs. Kenneth Dowd
Norris H. McKee, Jr. left a message on November 16, 2021:
To the Bush family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of CSM Bush. I am at a loss for words to describe my thoughts, and feelings, on hearing the news of his sudden passing. CSM Bush was my Platoon Sergeant (E-6) when I was a member the 82nd Airborne Division, Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion 325th Infantry (Airborne), 4.2 Inch Mortar Platoon. This was the 1980’s. I was a young newly promoted Sergeant (E-5). He was a great leader, teacher, and set an exceptional standard for his Troops. Even though we had loss contact over the years many of those lessons he had taught me has stayed with me these many years. His words of advice and guidance have stayed with me these many years. Again, to the Bush family please accept my, and my family’s sincere condolences. Rest In Peace CSM Bush.
The Shellhammer’s left a message on November 15, 2021:
We are sorry for your loss brother ….. we may not be actual blood family but in my eyes we are!! We will always be here for you and Shannon night or day when ever u need …. Just like you have been there for me! We love you guys!!
Debra Gravens left a message on November 15, 2021:
Sorry for your loss! Our hearts hurt for you Barbara and the kids. You are in our prayers. Love you my friend!
Deborah Zeis left a message on November 15, 2021:
We will miss you!
Richard E. Clovis left a message on November 15, 2021:
Our prayers for the family of a great man. God Bless you all.
Richard E. Clovis left a message on November 15, 2021:
Our prayers for the family of a great man. God Bless you all.
Richard E. Clovis left a message on November 15, 2021:
Our prayers for the family of a great man. God Bless you all.
Deborah Zeis left a message on November 15, 2021:
In memory of CSM (Ret) Michael D. Bush, Deborah Zeis lit a candle
Bruce Likens left a message on November 15, 2021:
Seniha and I send our deepest condolences. Mike was a great human being. I had the privilege of serving with him in 1AD and V Corps. He made this world a better place. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush Family.
Elliot Rosner left a message on November 14, 2021:
RIP Mike It was an honor and privilege to serve alongside you in the COHORT company. You were the epitome of leadership and a true paratrooper at heart. ATW Eli
Elliot Rosner left a message on November 14, 2021:
RIP Mike It was an honor and privilege to serve alongside you in the COHORT company. You were the epitome of leadership and a true paratrooper at heart. ATW Eli
John Belville left a message on November 14, 2021:
CSM Bush was a great inspiration for this retired soldier. He set the example for people to follow. I first fell under him in Baumholder GE. Deployed to Bosnia under him and followed him to Ft. Carson to 1/12 inf. Thank you CSM for your lessons and be at peace now for you have done your time in hell you are now in heaven.
Dale Yessak left a message on November 14, 2021:
Michael was my platoon sergeant and friend when in the 82nd Airborne Division. His unfailing leadership and the stellar example he set for me and every service member that knew him influenced generations of soldiers and leaders. He was a soldier’s soldier. My most sincere condolences to Barbara and his family in this time of loss.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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