Q: Did any Beaufort County residents die during the attack on Pearl Harbor?
A: At least two Beaufort men died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Beaufort Gazette issue on New Year's Day, 1942 identified the brothers as Leon Wellington Bush and Samuel Jackson Bush, sons of Navy veteran, Adam W. Bush, steward of the American Legion Post No. 9.
You can read the article in the Beaufort Gazette microfilm at Beaufort and/or Hilton Head Branch Libraries. The citation is "Beaufort Lost Two Citizens at Pearl Harbor," Beaufort Gazette, Jan. 1, 1942, p. 1.