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  • Date of Birth:10/31/1948
  • Date of Casualty:9/4/1969
  • Home of Record:ROCKFORD
  • County of Record:WINNEBAGO COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:18W, 32
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Date of Birth:12/10/1946
  • Date of Casualty:9/4/1969
  • Home of Record:CEDAR HILL
  • County of Record:ELLIS COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:18W, 32
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


is honored on Panel 18W, Row 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/7/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Russell Carrell Fordham, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/4/16 - by Robert Sage
    Russell is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville,FL. Sect W, Blk w, Lot South 1/2, Plot 36, Space 1
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/31/12

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

  • Rest in Peace Pa

    Posted on 7/23/12 - by

    For my Dad

  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/21/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • My Dear Father

    Posted on 5/21/05
    We will never ferget you...
    You still live in our hearts! We miss you Pa...
    With Love Susan, Christa, Michael
  • To my friend, Russell C. Fordham

    Posted on 3/15/02 - by Ellis E. Burnham Sr. (posted by grandson)
    I, Sergeant First Class Ellis E. Burnham Sr., was together with Sergeant First Class Russell Fordham at Ft. Benning, Georgia in 1964-65 and went to Vietnam in September/October 1965-66 with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). We returned to Georgia as instructors, then went back to 'Nam in 1968. He did not return with me in 1969. We were good friends and I will never forget him.
  • Picture Of My Father

    Posted on 1/21/99 - by Michael R. Fordham MORE

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