Russell Carl Haas

Specialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 50TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
20 October 1948 - 02 March 1968
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 INF DIV

50TH INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Russell Carl Haas

27 May 2007

Russ, it has been a while since we put you in your final resting spot. Every time I visit your grave I see our young friends fighting back the tears as we held the flag over your casket, I hear the Taps and the rifle fire of that final salute. God Bless You on this Memorial Day 2007.

From a friend,
Bob Lepsch
qbbl515@msn.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Bn, 50th Infantry had been attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, but when the 1st Cav went north to Quang Tri Province in January 1968 the 1/50 Infantry stayed in the central highlands, attached to the 4th Infantry Division. On 02 March 1968 the battalion lost four men:
  • C Company:
    • SGT Clarence S. Hills, Gilbert, AZ
    • SP4 Russell C. Haas, La Crosse, WI
    • SP4 Todd A. Handy, Xenia, OH

  • HQ Company:
    • PFC Erwin B. Sims, Uniontown, OH (medic, probably with C/1/50)


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Bob Lepsch
qbbl515@msn.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 May 2007
Last updated 05/30/2007