Brian Patrick Russell
Sergeant
HHC, 1ST BDE, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
New York, New York
September 08, 1949 to January 15, 1971
BRIAN P RUSSELL is on the Wall at Panel W5, Line 46

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Born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Loretta Catherine (Cato) Russell Sloan (1925-1995) and Dennis Butler Russell (1923-1964).

Brian's story is difficult to tell in that he had already served in Vietnam, was seriously wounded, sent stateside for recovery, and returned to Vietnam for a second tour when he was not administratively eligible and should not have been sent. You can read all the details below.

Upon his return, he was attending an in-country orientation training with other newly assigned members of his unit when an enemy booby trap was detonated, killing Brian and 5 other men from his unit.

Those killed in the explosion were:



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In addition to his parents, he was survived by his maternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cato of Myrtle Beach S.C., sister Kathleen Margaret (Russell) Rohs (1948-2002), and brothers Thomas and Michael Russell of Peekskill.

He was predeceased by his paternal grand parents Lillian M (Noonan) (1894-1956) and Thomas Edward Russell (1892-1960).

He is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, New York. His father, also a Veteran from World War II, is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, New York.

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- - The Virtual Wall, September 17, 2017

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