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  • Date of Birth:2/3/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/16/1968
  • Home of Record:PITTSBURGH
  • County of Record:ALLEGHENY COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:41W, 67
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


  • Date of Birth:3/3/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/16/1968
  • Home of Record:CAMARILLO
  • County of Record:VENTURA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:41W, 67
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 41W, Row 67 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • LCPL Michael L. Russo III, USMC

    Posted on 2/9/15 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    Parris Island, SC
    3rd Battalion
    Platoon 3020

    Commenced Training:
    2 June 1966
    Completed Training:
    27 July 1966

    SDI - SSGT K.E. Brown
    ADI - SGT J.R. O'Brien
    DI - SGT S.A. Jones
    DI - SGT L.J. Castello Jr.
    DI - SGT B.W. Graham

    4 other Marines from Platoon 3020 were KIA in Viet Nam.
    LCPL Phillip Stanley France - Baltimore, MD
    LCPL William Douglas Mignini - Baltimore, MD
    CPL Walter Joseph Mikosz Jr. - Philadelphia, PA
    PFC Terry James Whittaker - Newport, NH

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Michael L Russo III, 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

    Posted on 9/14/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/3/05 - by Robert Sage
    Michael is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/16/02 - by Leilani Jones
    Though the years may pass you are not forgotten. I'm posting this in memory of my husband, Sanford G. (Jerry) Jones, a proud Marine who passed away 11.10.2001. He had a great love for his fellow Marines. My website is dedicated to all Vietnam vets living or dead. You served your country on the grandest scale and I thank you.

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