CAMPBELL HILL – Allan S. Buescher, Lt Col USMC Retired, 75, of Campbell Hill passed away at 9:56 PM, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his home.Allan was born on April 18, 1944, in Campbell Hill, the son of Paul W. and Edna (Thies) Buescher. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church – Post Oak, Campbell Hill, American Legion Post #1096, Campbell Hill and had been a member of the Randolph County Historical Society.
Allan’s accomplishments included the following:
Graduated SIU Carbondale/Commissioned June 1966 (PLC Program)
Basic School B Co 1-67
1967 RVN—Sentry Dog Platoon Commander
1968 Camp Pendleton—CO I 3/28
1969/70 USS Columbus—CO Marine Detachment (Promoted to Captain)
1971/73 Camp David—CO Presidential Guard Company
1975/76 Camp Lejeune—CO M 3/6, Bn S-4, Div G-4 staff (Promoted to Major)
1977/78 Cincinnati—CO Recruiting Station
1978/79 Quantico—OCS—CO C Co OCS, S-4
1980/82 Camp Lejeune—MCB Drug and Alcohol Officer
1984/86 Camp Lejeune—2nd FSSG (OIC Norway Prepositioning, Ops O & XO BSSG 4)(Promoted to LtCol)
1986/89 Oslo Norway—AFNORTH Staff
1989/90 HQMC—Logistics Plans
1990 Retired in Campbell Hill
1990 to Present—Employed with Gilster Mary Lee Corporation as Corporate Logistics Manager
His personal decorations include:
Navy Achievement, Navy Commendation, Meritorious Service w/star, Meritorious Defense Service w/star and Presidential Service Badge.
Allan is survived by his sons, Troy Buescher of Holly Springs, NC and Derek Buescher of Jacksonville, NC; two grandchildren; brother, Gene Buescher of Springdale, AR; and three sisters, Wilma Reiman of Pekin, Kathleen Dwyer of St. Peters, MO and Martha Smith of Miami, OK.
Allan was preceded in death by Parents.
Memorial service were held at 11:00 am, on Friday, June 28, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Post Oak, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Kratzer officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am until 11 am. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Post Oak or Shiloh Hill College Restoration.