Russ, Joseph Blais, GySgt

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Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0811-Field Artillery Cannoneer
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Primary Unit
1965-1966, 0811, Mortar Btry, 3rd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12)
Service Years
1952 - 1966

Gunnery Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
May 06, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 07E Line 036

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SCMCB Camp Pendleton3rd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11)3rd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12)
  1950-1951, 0300, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1951-1951, 0800, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1951-1952, 0800, I Btry, 3rd Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11)
  1965-1966, 0811, Mortar Btry, 3rd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  "he was a true hero of the american times" - cousin, steve russ
  Fellow Marine in same unit - Sgt Charles Robertson, Tucson AZ, USMC 1965 - 1971
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
GSW to the head on a patrol while OPCON to Korean Marines 2/12. He left a wife Norma and a daughter, Norma
He`s Buried at: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 35 Site 3396
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