DONALD M RUSSELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

DONALD MYRICK RUSSELL

WALL NAME

DONALD M RUSSELL

PANEL / LINE

31E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

12/28/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/05/1967

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD MYRICK RUSSELL
POSTED ON 4.2.2022
POSTED BY: Teresa Bennett

In Remembrance

I wore this bracelet for many years to the point of breaking, then replaced it with another in his name, even further wearing it for many more years. My now 40 y/o daughter, was given the honor of leaving my bracelet at The Wall, while on a school trip with her high school. She returned with the rubbing that I still have. My father is retired Army, so patriotism runs deep in our family.
I thank this man for his bravery and service and hold his family in my heart, thanking them for their sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 11.1.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Col Donald Russell, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Fighter-Bomber Pilot. Glad you were identified in 1996. Welcome home. 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 12.5.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Donald Myrick Russell

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: Major
Battalion: 333d Tactical Fighter Squadron
Division: 7th Air Force
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Major Donald Myrick Russell (AFSN: FV-3022028), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force as pilot of an F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, 333d Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, SEVENTH Air Force, over North Vietnam on 18 October 1967. On that date, Major Russell flew through intense barrages of anti-aircraft fire to place his ordnance directly on his assigned target. He then remained in the heavily defended target area to destroy a hostile aircraft that was positioning for an attack on another F-105. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Russell has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 12.5.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

Donald Myrick Russell

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: Major
Battalion: 333d Tactical Fighter Squadron
Division: 7th Air Force
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Donald Myrick Russell (AFSN: FV-3022028), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an F-105 Thunderchief pilot over North Vietnam on 17 November 1967. On that date, Major Russell was element lead of a flight on an assigned mission to attack a high priority military target. He expertly led his flight through constant hostile artillery fire and successfully placed their ordnance directly on target. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Major Russell reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2018
POSTED BY: Ronda Bingham

MIA bracelet

I recently found the bracelet I wore for many years with his name on it, did some research and found this site. I am honored to have worn it in remembrance of him. I'm glad for his family that his remains were found and I wish them peace.
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