A Soldier's Story: Private First Class Scott Alan Rush


Private First Class Scott Alan Rush was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on February 16, 1971. When he was twelve, his family moved to Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, and he graduated from Spring Lake Park High in 1989.

He always wanted to be a soldier and enlisted immediately following high school graduation. Private First Class Scott Alan Rush trained as an explosives expert, was assigned to the 317th Engineering Batallion, and was stationed in Germany.

In the fall of 1990, in response to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Persian Gulf War, Private First Class Scott Alan Rush deployed to Saudi Arabia.  

He would die during his service on January 6, 1991, when his sandbag bunker collapsed. Private First Class Scott Alan Rush rests in the Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colorado.


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