1LT Russell Allen Shields (KIA)

 

Photo courtesy of Dan Albrecht

 

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Lamar, CO
Date of birth: 04/12/1944

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: O1
Rank: First Lieutenant
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 522566069
MOS: 1542: Infantry Unit Commander
Length Service: 02
Unit: B CO, 2ND BN, 501ST INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 09/13/1969
Incident Date: 02/06/1970
Casualty Date: 02/06/1970
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

 


Russell is buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO

 

Russell is honored on Panel 14W, Row 108 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

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