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Brigadier General
Everett Busch
Quartermaster Hall of Fame
1994

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Brigadier General Everett Busch was born March 14, 1893, in Sardis, Ohio, and died March 31, 1985. After graduating from high school in 1911, he attended the University of West Virginia. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry in 1917.

General Busch served in various positions in the Infantry and Field Artillery before being detailed to the Quartermaster Corps in 1937. After attending the Quartermaster School, he served as the Post Quartermaster for the Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, CA. He also served as the Quartermaster of the III Corps in January 1942, followed by his appointment as the Quartermaster of the Third Army in February 1943.

In General Patton's Third Army in Europe, General Busch made several significant contributions to the success of the Third Army's campaigns against the Germans. General Busch's highly innovative use of any transportation and the expedient use of captured German supplies greatly contributed to the Third Army's push to the Rhine. General Busch was so successful at keeping supplies forward that every soldier in the Third Army had a turkey dinner for Christmas Day 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge.

Following World War II, General Busch served in several assignments, including Commander of the General Depot, Seattle, WA; Assistant Chief of the Memorial Division, Washington, DC; and Deputy Chief of the Quartermaster Division, Heidelberg, Germany. General Busch served as the Commandant of the Quartermaster School from September 1951 through September 1952.

General Busch's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Belgian Order of Leopold (with Palm), the Croix de Guerre (with Palm), the French Legion of Honor, and the Military Cross of Czechoslovakia.

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