James Orlo Bush
USS West Virginia
My father James Orlo Bush served aboard from
1940-1941. He was in engineering. He retired from the Navy in 1960 as a BTC.
He died in May 1965 from a brain tumor in San Francisco, CA. I was only 11
months old. I never got to know him or find out much about his life in the
Navy. I did however follow in his footsteps and joined the Navy in 1986. I am
a Chief Petty Officer currently serving in Norfolk, VA. Attachment is a picture
of my father taken in 1959.
First enlisted as: APPRENTICE SEAMAN 10 SEPTEMBER 1940
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