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Spec Ronald Patrick "Ronnie" Russell
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1948
El Cajon
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1969, Vietnam

SP4-E4 Combat Engineer. Killed as a result of diesel fuel burns resulting when the truck he was driving had its fuel tank ruptured when he ran over a box mine. While on recon patrol SP4 Russell was driving a 5 ton dual axle dump following a tank. When the tank turned the truck tires cheated the arc and the 5 ton's dual rear axle caught the box mine. SP4 Russell, who had departed the truck was washed infuel and was set afire when it flashed. The blast was severe enough to blow all the rear tires on the truck on the driver's side. (thanks to contributor auschuck # 46593732 for the above information).
Alpha Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, 937th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army Vietnam Engineer Command, U.S. Army
Awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals.
SP4 Russell is honored on the Wall at Panel 30W, Line 039. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Wayne Russell (1924 - 1998)
 
Inscription:
RONALD P RUSSELL
CALIFORNIA
SP4 CO A
299 ENGR BN
VIETNAM
NOVEMBER 6 1945
MARCH 4 1969
BSM - PH
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: O, 4494
 
Maintained by: GravesScribe
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3428694
Spec Ronald Patrick Ronnie Russell
Added by: Chuck Taylor
 
Spec Ronald Patrick Ronnie Russell
Added by: Chuck Taylor
 
Spec Ronald Patrick Ronnie Russell
Added by: Chuck Taylor
 
 
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Rest in peace fellow soldier you are not forgotten
- David Olsen
 Added: Jun. 15, 2015
RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 2, 2013
Veterans Day, 2012. You are NOT forgotten. RIP.
- Chuck Taylor
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
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