Arlington Full Honors Burial for Tarawa Marine 2nd Lt. George Stanley Bussa 10/10/2017
Apologies for the Camera clicking noise, was trying to take photographs along with this video at the same time.Apologies for the Camera clicking noise, was trying to take photographs along with this video at the same time.Jerilyn Ann Heise was only thirteen months old when her Marine father who was commissioned 2nd Lt George S. Bussa after receiving the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 15 January 1943, on Guadalcanal. After his platoon leader was evacuated for illness, Platoon Sergeant Bussa took command and personally led his platoon into action in the ravine west of Point Cruz and at all times fought bravely. Against heavy opposition the men under his leadership destroyed three enemy machine guns and other weapons. He accompanied the Company Commander and the Demolitions Officer into the enemy lines to locate targets. With the fire of his platoon he covered the demolition party while enemy positions were destroyed.2nd Lt George S. Bussa was killed in the first day of the battle for Tarawa, November 20, 1942. His remains were determined to be unrecoverable but thru an NGO “History Flight” Bussa and a large number of other fallen Marines were recovered and are being return to their families.This was especially meaningful to me because I was honored to be a part of the “History Flight” team who helped in his recovery.