More detail on this person: Harry Leonard Bush, 74, a retired Army colonel and decorated veteran
of two wars who came to this area in 1948, died Jan. 17 at Georgetown University Hospital after a
stroke. He lived in Washington and Hobe Sound, Fla.
Col. Bush was a graduate of Auburn University in his native Alabama and received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University. He spent 35 years in the Army before retiring for health reasons in 1976.
A field artillery officer, he had served in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the conflict there. He spent much of his career in Army aviation and research and development, and was stationed in St. Louis when he retired.
Col. Bush's decorations included two Legions of Merit, three Air Medals, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Army Commendation Medal. He also wore the Army's master aviator's badge.
He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club. He attended St. Albans Episcopal Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Olive Strozier, of Washington and Hobe Sound; two sons, Dr. Harry Bush Jr. of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N.Y., and William Owen Walton Bush of Cookeville, Tenn.; and five grandsons.
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