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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 25, 1915
Date of death: March 1, 1942
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1939 Dell LB.jpg

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:



Rud, Bot, Boxcar, Russ

Russ enjoys life, there being nothing of nervousness or hurry about him. He lives to get around and meet new personalities. He has an easy going manner, yet possesses the ability to produce results when necessity beckons. Golf, Russ upholds as the greatest outdoor game, and he excels at it. He finds boxing, football and basketball also to his liking. Intensely interested, as he is, in the nation's financial and economic conditions, it is a safe bet to say that Russ would make his way in the business world if the Navy doesn't accept his talents. Always maintaining that "there's a solution for every problem" he often causes annoyed shifting of feet as he screams "Hand me my 'slipstick'!"

Football 4; Golf 3, 2, 1; 1 P.O.


Russell was lost when USS Edsall (DD 219) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 by Japanese surface and air forces.

His parents were listed as next of kin.

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Class of 1939
Russell is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.
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