Army SGT George E. Buggs, 31, of Barnwell, SC, was one of the eight soldiers confirmed dead on April 5, 2003, during the rescue raid for PVT Jessica Lynch at a hospital in Nasiriyah.
Buggs was missing in action since March 23, 2003, after being taking captive when his convoy was ambushed. He was assigned to 3rd Division Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Steward, GA.
Buggs graduated from Barnwell High School in 1990, and joined the Army in 1992.