Retired U.S. Ambassador Morris D. "Buzz" Busby was the guest speaker at the service held at American Legion Post 83 in Mathews.
Busby was introduced by Post Vice Commander Willie Hubbard, who outlined the ambassador’s long and distinguished career. Busby served 15 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, receiving a Bronze Star for action in Vietnam, then followed up his Naval career as Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia and in numerous other diplomatic posts.
The ambassador served as President Ronald Reagan’s Special Envoy to Central America and as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. He has also authored a number of papers and has testified before Congress on counter-terrorism.
After 34 years in government service, Busby retired and helped found BGI, Inc., an international consulting firm with offices and affiliates in the U.S. and overseas. He has also served on the boards of several companies and as an executive consultant for a Fortune 500 company. He and his wife, Judy, live in Mathews.