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  • Date of Birth:8/31/1949
  • Date of Casualty:12/7/1969
  • Home of Record:LOUISVILLE
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:15W, 35
  • Casualty Province:PHUOC LONG


  • Date of Birth:10/6/1946
  • Date of Casualty:12/7/1969
  • Home of Record:PAWTUCKET
  • County of Record:PROVIDENCE COUNTY
  • State:RI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row:15W, 36
  • Casualty Province:PLEIKU


is honored on Panel 15W, Row 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/2/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Russell Eugene Gedeon, Served with Company C, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division.
  • A friend remembers

    Posted on 5/4/16 - by Barbara Sidor Schober
    Remembered always. A vibrant, fun loving young man, made a brave soldier. As we grow old your memory remains as you were last seen. A future unfulfilled. Your sacrifice is never forgotten.
  • We remember

    Posted on 11/17/14 - by Robert Sage
    Russell is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside,IL.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Russell Eugene Gedeon, 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
  • I pray for you every day

    Posted on 4/7/12 - by Chuck carton
    You truly are missed
  • I remember

    Posted on 8/4/09 - by s. cauley
    I remember the explosion and felt the ground tremble. I saw the plume of smoke and knew what had happened. Word soon passed down the line that you had hit a mine. I didn't know you, but the guy next to me did (Sorry, but I can't remember his name). I just remember the guy behind me yelled to him that his buddy Gedeon had just tripped a mine. The soldier next to me took it hard. I remember seeing you and someone else lying on the chopper floor as the Huey lifted you away. I heard that the other guy got a face full of schrapnel from the bomb. I thought about this being dec. 7th(Pearl Harbor Day). Your name stuck in my mind all of these years. I don't dwell on Nam much but am glad that I found this site. I will never forget that day. Another guy that I went through basic with died that same day. His name was Vincent Hall.
  • friends

    Posted on 10/12/03 - by carol wilson/dave huczek
    Thank you Russell for putting yourself in harms way for me and every american.God bless you for being a man and doing your duty...Carol Wilson from Forest Park

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