DONNIE H RUSSELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 116 OF THE WALL

DONNIE HOWARD RUSSELL

WALL NAME

DONNIE H RUSSELL

PANEL / LINE

9W/116

DATE OF BIRTH

06/22/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/03/1970

HOME OF RECORD

TRACY

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Joaquin County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONNIE HOWARD RUSSELL
POSTED ON 10.12.2020
POSTED BY: Sandie Zarewczynski

Never ever will you be forgotten!

For the last decade, upon my wrist I wear a bracelet with your name, rank and dod. Every morning I awake and as I put on my bracelet I say good morning out loud and speak your name, and thank you for your sacrifice. You died a couple hours before I was born, your sacrifice allowed me to be born free. My bracelet will be passed down to generations. As long as I have family alive, you will never ever be forgotten. Thank you Sgt Russell; I can't wait to meet you in heaven.
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POSTED ON 10.12.2020
POSTED BY: Sandie Zarewczynski

Never ever will you be forgotten!

For the last decade, upon my wrist I wear a bracelet with your name, rank and dod. Every morning I awake and as I put on my bracelet I say good morning out loud and speak your name, and thank you for your sacrifice. You died a couple hours before I was born, your sacrifice allowed me to be born free. My bracelet will be passed down to generations. As long as I have family alive, you will never ever be forgotten. Thank you Sgt Russell; I can't wait to meet you in heaven.
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POSTED ON 10.12.2020
POSTED BY: Sandie Zarewczynski

Never ever will you be forgotten!

For the last decade, upon my wrist I wear a bracelet with your name, rank and dod. Every morning I awake and as I put on my bracelet I say good morning out loud and speak your name, and thank you for your sacrifice. You died a couple hours before I was born, your sacrifice allowed me to be born free. My bracelet will be passed down to generations. As long as I have family alive, you will never ever be forgotten. Thank you Sgt Russell; I can't wait to meet you in heaven.
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POSTED ON 9.22.2018

Ground Casualty

At approximately 9:45 AM on July 3, 1970, a U.S. Navy 1000-gallon water truck from Naval Construction Mobile Battalion 62 (NMCB-62) was traveling south on Route 1D, one mile south of Nui Dat Son (Hill 55) in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it detonated a 40lb. box mine, wounding two Naval personnel who were in the cab of the vehicle. They were medevacked by vehicle to Hill 55 and subsequently medivacked by helicopter to 1st Medical in Da Nang. Witnesses stated civilians were seen fleeing approximately 500 yards from the road indicating that the mine may have been command-detonated. About 25 minutes later, a M151 jeep from M Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines arrived on the scene where it detonated a similar-type mine. The blast destroyed the jeep and killed its two occupants, CPL William D. Frakes and SGT Donnie H. Russell. The explosion also killed a Seabee, BU2 Nelson M. Hyler, who was at the scene of the tanker truck ambush. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Donnie Howard Russell, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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