On Tuesday, August 4, Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina’s 5th District presented Trooper Brett Bush of Ashe County with the Purple Heart, a medal given to members of the military wounded or killed by enemy action or in action against the enemy.
On November 26, 2010, during his third tour while serving in the U.S. Marine Corp, Bush was wounded in Afghanistan. Bush served eight years in the Corp rising to the rank of sergeant before joining the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in January 2015 where he is currently assigned to Forsyth County.
“Trooper Bush exemplifies the kind of courage and valor required of our men and women serving in the Armed Forces and law enforcement,” said Colonel Bill Grey. “We are proud to have Trooper Bush as a member of the Highway Patrol and are grateful for the sacrifice he made overseas which earned him the Purple Heart.”
The State Highway has several members, active and retired, who serve or have served proudly in the Armed Services.