Gus Ferguson

Gus Ferguson, 88, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

He was a member of Vine Grove United Methodist Church. Platoon Sergeant Ferguson enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 10, 1942, and served until Nov. 18, 1945. On Sept. 28, 1948, he enlisted in the Army and served until his retirement.

Platoon Sergeant Ferguson served in the United States and overseas as squad leader, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in Japan; platoon sergeant, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in Korea; senior heavy vehicle driver, Company A, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army Infantry Training Center at Fort Benning, Ga. At the time of his retirement, Platoon Sergeant Ferguson was serving as senior drill sergeant, Company E, 11th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade, U.S. Army Armor Training Center at Fort Knox.

Platoon Sergeant Ferguson received the following awards: Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp and five loops, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four bronze service stars, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal with four bronze service stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ferguson of Radcliff; a son, retired Master Sgt. James (Gail) Ferguson of Brandenburg; two daughters, Glenna Gean (Gary) Ford of Vine Grove and Katherine (Wesley) Pearman of Hodgenville; two grandsons, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon R. Ford and Jeffrey Ferguson; two granddaughters, Kallie Jean Schultz and Jessica Morgan Pearman; and five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Sebastian, Nikolas and James Ferguson.

The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Pastor Johnny Craig officiating. Burial follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home
205 Highland Avenue Vine Grove, KY 40175
Published in The News-Enterprise on Jan. 31, 2013