RUSSELL A STEINDAM
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 88 OF THE WALL

RUSSELL ALBERT STEINDAM

WALL NAME

RUSSELL A STEINDAM

PANEL / LINE

14W/88

DATE OF BIRTH

08/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/01/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PLANO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Collin County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RUSSELL ALBERT STEINDAM
POSTED ON 5.8.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Russell Steindam, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander, and for your Medal of Honor/ Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of the official end of the war and it's Mother's Day. Time passes 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 8.23.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

1LT Russell Albert Steindam is buried in Field of Honor Section, Block P, lot 43, Space 3 of the Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, TX.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for friends."

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 9.13.2018
POSTED BY: BRYAN K HOLOMAN

HOME OF THE BRAVE

Although I did not know you, I honor your name. Although I did not know you, I honor your history. Although I did not know you, I honor your service, because without you, I would not be free. I was 9 years old when you honored your country with your life. I am now 58 years old, because you were a citizen of the Home of the Brave. I will push on a daily basis to show the character and bravery that you demonstrated that day. Love of God, love of my fellow man, love of country and leadership. You saw no color, just love and loyalty. You had to know that you would be in the arms of a loving God to do what you did. Thank you.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Medal of Honor

Russell Albert Steindam
Date of birth: August 27, 1946
Date of death: February 1, 1970
Burial location: Dallas, Texas
Place of Birth: Texas, Austin
Home of record: Austin Texas
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Russell Albert Steindam (ASN: 455745716), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 1 February 1970. First Lieutenant Steindam, Troop B, while serving as a platoon leader, led members of his platoon on a night ambush operation. On the way to the ambush site, suspected enemy movement was detected on one flank and the platoon's temporary position was subjected to intense small arms and automatic weapons fire as well as a fusillade of hand and rocket-propelled grenades. After the initial barrage, First Lieutenant Steindam ordered fire placed on the enemy position and the wounded men to be moved to a shallow bomb crater. As he directed the return fire against the enemy from his exposed position, a fragmentation grenade was thrown into the site occupied by his command group. Instantly realizing the extreme gravity of the situation, First Lieutenant Steindam shouted a warning to alert his fellow soldiers in the immediate vicinity. Then, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety, First Lieutenant Steindam deliberately threw himself on the grenade, absorbing the full and fatal force of the explosion as it detonated. By his gallant action and self-sacrifice, he was able to save the lives of the nearby members of his command group. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by First Lieutenant Steindam were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the United States Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 3 (January 25, 1972)

Action Date: February 1, 1970

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Troop B, 3d Squadron

Regiment: 4th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 25th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 8.27.2016
POSTED BY: kr

1LT Russell A. Steindam - Birthday Remembrance (70th)

I salute this soldier on what would've been his 70th birthday - 27 August 2016. As an Army Officer stationed at Fort Knox in 1987, I lived in a BOQ named for Medal of Honor recipient 1LT Russell Albert Steindam.
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