Tra'ves Bush To Wear Special Patch In Army-Navy Game
Nov. 25, 2012
Senior safety Tra'ves Bush will wear a special patch for this year's Army-Navy game and in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in memory of Lt. Charles Silva.
Silva was a 77-year old Vietnam Vet that was beaten and killed by three youths in Chesapeake, Va. this fall
According to the Hampton Pilot, Silva was violently attacked on Sept. 27 of this year after telling three young men they were trespassing and that they could not ride their all-terrain vehicles on the property. He passed away from the violent attack on Oct. 23.
Former Navy defensive lineman Chris Reaghard (`95) was a friend of the family and reached out to see if anybody would be willing to wear Mr. Silva's patch as a tribute and Bush quickly accepted.
Silva played college football at Brown and served his country during the Cuban Missle Crisis and Vietnam War. Bush will be wearing Silva's F-8 Crusaders patch, which was Silva's favorite according to his son Ken.