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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POSTED ON 5.13.2006
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Repos Dans La Paix
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POSTED ON 2.9.2004
POSTED BY: Pat Bartlett

Cavalry Trooper

Sir I remember when the ambush platoon off loaded on the highway that evening and we returned to the fire base. The next thing we knew was, a fire mission was covering your position. I also remember when the Troop Commander ordered us to your position we were all ready to help, then his superiors said we couldn't go because it was nite time. When we found out you were gone i thought about your wife and unborn baby, how terrible i thought. After all these years I haven't forgotten, God Bless You Sir!
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POSTED ON 6.4.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


1st LIEUTENANT


RUSSELL ALBERT STEINDAM


who served with


TROOP B

3rd SQUADRON

4th CAVALRY

25th INFANTRY DIVISION


was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory in


RESTLAND MEMORIAL PARK

DALLAS, TEXAS



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CITATION

FOR AWARD OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


TAY NINH PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

1 FEBRUARY 1970


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty. 1st 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 fire as well
as a fusillade of hand and rocket - propelled grenades. After the initial
barrage, 1st 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, 1st Lieutenant Steindam shouted a warning to alert his
fellow soldiers in the immediate vicinity. Then, unhesitatingly and with
complete disregard for his safety, 1st 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 1st Lieutenant
Steindam were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest
traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself,
his unit, and the United States Army.



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The award of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was made to his family on

16 December 1971

at the

Old Executive Office Building

by the

Vice President of the United States of America

Spiro T. Agnew





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WERE MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE


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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Lawson W. magruder III

A Genuine American Hero

Russ Steindam won our Nation's highest award for gallantry, the Congressional Medal of Honor, as a platoon leader in the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning).The ROTC building at the University of Texas at Austin is named in his honor. He is one of five graduates of UT ROTC who were killed in Vietnam. It was my honor to serve with him in ROTC in the late 1960s. He remains in my heart as a devoted friend, professional soldier, amd tremendous role model. He truly represents our seven Army values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect,Selfless Service,Honor,Integrity and PERSONAL COURAGE. I am honored to have been this hero's friend. MG Lawson W. Magruder III, Vietnam Vet 70-71.
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