CHARLES P RUSSELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

CHARLES PIERCE RUSSELL

WALL NAME

CHARLES P RUSSELL

PANEL / LINE

2W/83

DATE OF BIRTH

07/11/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/03/1971

HOME OF RECORD

HOPKINSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Christian County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES PIERCE RUSSELL
POSTED ON 11.1.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap Charles Russell, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today we honor all in heaven, we honor you. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.4.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

Raven FAC

Captain Russell, You are remembered.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet from Your Hometown

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Captain Charles P Russell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Pilot, Tactical Aircraft, and was assigned to the 56th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=81412
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POSTED ON 1.18.2019
POSTED BY: william l smith

Alost friend

You will always be there never forgotten
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POSTED ON 8.21.2017

Final Mission of CAPT Charles P. Russell

CAPT Charles P. Russell was a dentist who surrendered his commission as a Captain in the Air Force to become a Second Lieutenant and attend flight school. He was later assigned as a Nail Forward Air Controller before volunteering as a Raven assigned to the Ambassador to Laos and serving a tour in Laos. The Ravens were used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators in support of the Laotian Hmong guerrilla army. Russell flew an O-1F aircraft from Detachment 1 Udorn, 56th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force. Most of the fighting took place in an area known as the Plain of Jars. Russell’s nickname was naturally "Doc," and he provided dental treatment to Laotian children. On December 3, 1971, Russell was killed after his O-1F crashed in Laos. His remains were recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and fac-assoc.org]
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