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is honored on Panel 26E, Line 34 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/16/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Russell G. Garrison, Served with the 4th Military Police Company, 4th Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/8/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Russell G Garrison, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation

    Posted on 7/26/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at or 1-800-648-8387.
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 62-03822

    Posted on 12/14/12 - by

    On September 8, 1967 U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 62-03822 crashed into trees and a stream as a result of fuel exhaustion due to faulty gauges. The pilot WO1 Gaylord L. Westbay and passenger SP4 Russell G. Garrison were pinned in the wreckage. While a second passenger left the crash site to seek help, NVA forces arrived, killing the pilot and passenger, and pilfered the aircraft. [Taken from]

  • The Philadeelphia Inquirer - September 14, 1967

    Posted on 2/7/05 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Army SP4/C Russell G. Garrison, 21, of 30 E. Grant st., Woodstown, N.J. died in the crash of a helicopter during a combat support mission.
    Garrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Garrison, was a 1964 graduate of Woodstown High School. He enlisted in the Army in October, 1966 and was sent to Vietnam last May.
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