RUSSEL E VORIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

RUSSEL EARL VORIS

WALL NAME

RUSSEL E VORIS

PANEL / LINE

9W/89

DATE OF BIRTH

10/22/1946

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/24/1970

HOME OF RECORD

JEFFERSON CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Callaway County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RUSSEL EARL VORIS
POSTED ON 1.29.2004
POSTED BY: Bill Marvel, USAFA Class of 1969

Four Friends

Russ -- I only knew you for your first class year at the Academy. You and Dick Perry roomed together and Ross Wieringa and I were next door, class of 1969. You were First Squadron commander first semester 1967/68 and always were polite and friendly to the underclassmen. I remember when I had Linus the Skydiving Hamster, who survived many a parachute jump from the 6th floor at Vandenberg Hall in the small parachute rig my mom made for him. Pets were illegal, of course, but you looked the other way and I appreciated it. Linus lived a full life and died of old age at my parents' home in Kansas City. If only fate would have allowed you the same kindness. You'd be my age today, 56, probably with gray hair, or at least much less of it of any color. I know little about what happened to you. I heard that your AT-37 was hit by ground fire on either a strafing or bombing run in Cambodia and that you ejected too low for survival. How much of that is fact versus fiction I will probably never know. You were a nice guy, Russ, a real gentleman who never lost his temper or his cool. I wish you well.
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POSTED ON 6.29.2003
POSTED BY: John Lamb, Maj, USAF [ret]

Fellow Aviator

Russ was my friend. We trained and flew together. He gave more to us and our country than we can understand. God bless him!!
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POSTED ON 1.27.2003
POSTED BY: USAFA AOG

U.S. Air Force Academy

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POSTED ON 1.27.2003
POSTED BY: USAFA AOG

U.S. Air Force Academy

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Association of Graduates
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POSTED ON 10.26.2001
POSTED BY: Eva Voris

Russel, son of Paul and Eva

Brother of Paul R. Voris and Judy (Voris) McElwain. Member of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri. Graduated from Cameron (Missouri) High School 1964. Played on football and basketball teams. President of National Honor Society his senior year. Graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy 1968. Recipient of the General Chennault Award. First in Basic Science at the Academy. Member of Academy Lacrosse team. He received his fighter pilot training in Texas.
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