JAMES E RUSS
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

JAMES ERWIN RUSS

WALL NAME

JAMES E RUSS

PANEL / LINE

10W/87

DATE OF BIRTH

10/07/1947

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/23/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GRAYLING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crawford County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ERWIN RUSS
POSTED ON 11.23.2018

Final Mission of SP4 James E. Russ

SP4 James E. Russ was an artilleryman serving with Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Division. At approximately 2:30 AM on May 15, 1970, during an incursion into Cambodia with his unit, SP4 Russ was in a night defensive position which was subjected to an enemy mortar attack. Russ was critically injured after suffering multiple fragmentation wounds to the chest, abdomen, spine, and right arm, resulting in serious internal injuries. He was medivacked to the 45th Surgical Hospital at 3:30 AM, his condition worsening later that day. On May 18th he was transferred to the 24th Evacuation Hospital where he expired due to renal failure and septicemia (blood poisoning). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.23.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 James Erwin Russ, 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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POSTED ON 12.12.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

James is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac, MI.
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POSTED ON 12.6.2006
POSTED BY: Joe Willey

Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives

Jim was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com
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POSTED ON 4.12.2003
POSTED BY: Jeremy Steffen

Thank you

My name is Jeremy Steffen. I am from a suburban part of central Illinois and attend Gridley High School. I am recently a sophomore and am in a World History class. Our class was recently given the challenge to write remembrances for the fallen soldiers that died in Vietnam if they did not previously have them. Thank you for serving in our armed forces and protecting our country. God bless.
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