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  • Wall Name:RUSSELL C HAAS
  • Date of Birth:10/20/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/2/1968
  • Home of Record:LA CROSSE
  • County of Record:LA CROSSE COUNTY
  • State:WI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:42E, 32
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


  • Date of Birth:7/24/1929
  • Date of Casualty:3/2/1968
  • Home of Record:BEARDEN
  • County of Record:OUACHITA COUNTY
  • State:AR
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SFC
  • Panel/Row:42E, 33
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 42E, Row 40 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Todd Handy

    Posted on 7/20/16 - by Phil Baldwin
    I graduated high school in Xenia with Todd. He was always smiling and ready for fun. Not very big on the outside but he had a heart that would take on any challenge. Thanks for your service Todd and all the others who gave all.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Todd Arthur Handy, 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
  • Brothers Together Forever

    Posted on 3/26/12 - by Nam Vet
    The 1st Bn, 50th Infantry had been attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, but when the 1st Cav went north to Quang Tri Province in January 1968 the 150 Infantry stayed in the central highlands, attached to the 4th Infantry Division. On 02 March 1968 the battalion lost four men:
    C Company:
    SGT Clarence S. Hills, Gilbert, AZ
    SP4 Russell C. Haas, La Crosse, WI
    SP4 Todd A. Handy, Xenia, OH

    HQ Company:
    PFC Erwin B. Sims, Uniontown, OH (medic, probably with C150)

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/18/09 - by Robert Sage
    Todd is buried at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia, OH.
  • Class of 1965 Xenia High School

    Posted on 11/1/08 - by Steve, RVN 1969
    I graduated from high school with Todd and we were good friends. I still go to his grave site and place flowers there. I know he is in heaven, for he served his time in HELL
  • 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Remembers

    Posted on 8/25/08 - by Jim Sheppard, 1/50th Infantry Historian
    Todd Handy is fondly remembered by the soldiers with whom he served from “C” Company of the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry.

    Visit the Website of the Association formed by these 1/50th Vietnam Vets at:

    Post a note on our “Message Board” and possibly some of our members who served with Todd will respond. Search our site for photos and other documentation and/or contact me (Jim Sheppard, Association Historian) at the e-mail address provided here for details about our Memorial for our men lost in action at the current day 1/50th Battalion Headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia. Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremonies are held every two years at the reunions of the 1/50th Association.
  • I remember you, you're not forgotten

    Posted on 12/26/06 - by Joseph D. Potter
    We were classmates and friends before you moved to Xenia,and our lives followed a similair path.
  • Lifetime impression

    Posted on 2/25/04 - by Larry Landaker
    We never knew each other very well but Todd and his family attended my high school and church in Xenia. I was about 3 years younger and was impressed with the idea of knowing this young soldier--very handsome and very polite. He stood out. When I visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall for the first time I looked for his name and was profoundly saddened but proud to have known him.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/12/02 - by Donald Lytle
    As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

    As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, SOLDIER"

    As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

    And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

    Again, thank you for your valiant and courageous service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours! ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
  • Rememberence of a friend

    Posted on 5/31/99 - by Karl Greulich
    I remember Todd when we were in junior high school in Troy, Ohio. We were both small for our ages but he was a wrestler and one of the nicest people I ever knew. Fiding his name on the wall in D. C. made Viet Nam too real for me. Karl Greulich

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