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 Russell Walter Vocila

Russell Walter Vocila

Birth
Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34
Memorial ID 14573290 · View Source
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"Uncle Russ"
Russell W. Vocila was born April 26, 1921, in Garfield Heights, Ohio and was of Romanian ancestry. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on September 22, 1942, and was thereafter sent to fight in the Pacific. On 20 November 1943, Russell was killed in action against the enemy. After the battle Russell was listed as MIA. His remains were among the unidentified dead taken to Schofield Barricks, Hawaii, where in December 3, 1948 the remains "Unknown x-264" wre identified as his and sent for burial to Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial services were held there on May 12, 1949. Russell was presented with the Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, Victory medal WWII, and the Purple Heart.


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  • Created by: Linda Holder
  • Added: 11 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14573290
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Walter Vocila (26 Apr 1921–20 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14573290, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Linda Holder (contributor 46788195) .