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Russell Albert Steindam
Birth: Aug. 27, 1946
Death: Feb. 1, 1970

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant, US Army, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry, Division. On February 1, 1970, First Lieutenant Steindam led members of his platoon on a night ambush operation at Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam. When the enemy was detected, his platoon's position was subjected to intense automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades. He ordered fire placed on the enemy position and the wounded to be moved to protective shelter. As he directed the return fire against the enemy from his position, a fragmentation grenade was thrown into the site of his command group. He shouted a warning to alert his fellow soldiers and with complete disregard for his safety, deliberately threw himself on the grenade, resulting in the loss of his life to save his comrades. For conspicuous gallantry, he posthumously was awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Field Of Honor, Block P Lot 43 Space 3
GPS (lat/lon): 32.55752, -96.44473
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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