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HENRY EUGENE RUSSELL


is honored on Panel 25W, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Air Loss - Fixed-Wing

    Posted on 3/31/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On December 17, 1968, a USAF Fairchild C-123K Provider (#54-0708) from the 309th Special Operations Squadron with 44 persons onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Chu Lai Air Base after reportedly encountering an engine failure following fuel transfer problems. Three crewmen and nine passengers were killed in the crash. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander LTC Richard A. Brown, co-pilot 1LT Roger H. Strout, and flight engineer SSGT Jesse J. Bradshaw. The lost passengers were U.S. Army personnel: 1LT John A. Blaco Jr., PFC Bradley J. Bourque, SGT Ramon Castro-Morales, CPT Richard C. Drewes, CPT John K. Hayward, CWO John P. Koob, 1LT John D. Krouslis, SSGT Wallace F. Simpkin, and CPT Morton H. Singer. Five other passengers died subsequent to the injuries they received. They included two Marines, SGT Mancol R. Clifton, who died the following day due to burns he suffered; and PVT George W. Brown, who passed away January 13, 1969, also from burns. The three other lost passengers were soldiers: SP4 Dennis G. Benson, who died December 23, 1968, from burns after being evacuated to a burn unit at the 106th Army General Hospital in Yokohama, Japan; SFC Richard H. Sweger, who died January 2, 1969, from bilateral pneumonia due to his injuries; and SP4 Henry E. Russell, who died May 7, 1969, after spending 135 days at Brooke Army General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, TX, where he was being treated for burns he suffered over 35% of his body. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and aviation-safety.net]
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/6/17 - by Laura Anderson
    I am proud to read your name at the 'Reading of the Names' November 10, 2017. Thank you for your service. Semper Fi
  • Like a big brither

    Posted on 8/15/15 - by Billy Thomas billy.thomas@live.com
    Eugene was good hearted and ws like a big brother to the younger kids in the neighborhood. You could always count on him to look out for you.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Henry Eugene Russell, 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
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/29/12

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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