RUSSELL T PICKERING
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

RUSSELL THOMAS PICKERING

WALL NAME

RUSSELL T PICKERING

PANEL / LINE

15W/19

DATE OF BIRTH

06/17/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DES MOINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RUSSELL THOMAS PICKERING
POSTED ON 5.12.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Russell Pickering, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Tomorrow is the 46th anniversary of the last battle of the war. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2020
POSTED BY: Patty Graham Warywoda

Big gentle boy

I remember Russell as a quiet, even shy fellow classmate who always smiled and said "Hi."
The first I knew of his passing was visiting the "WALL" IN Washington DC. I was saddened I never got to really know him better. May his family be litten
ed in their grief.
Patty Graham Warywoda
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POSTED ON 9.21.2019
POSTED BY: Cameron Pickering

From one Pickering to another

I never knew you however I'm proud of you for what you did for our country.. and I have 2 Pickering boys to carry on in this world and I hope we aLL have your same courageousness!
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POSTED ON 2.15.2014

A Commanding Officer Remembers

Russell was a platoon leader in my Company. As his Company Commander, I remember him as a very competent combat leader, who always worried about the safety of his men. He never got much sleep, because he was continually checking his men at night to be sure they were awake and alert in each position around his part of the perimeter. I talked to him as he slowly lost consciousness from blood loss. He was concerned more about his men than his own situation, right up until he passed out. In fact his last words were to tell me which soldier was best suited to lead when he could no longer do the job. Russell is a true hero. This nation owes him a lot. Keep his memory alive.
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POSTED ON 11.5.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT Russell Thomas Pickering, 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
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