Minnesota Discovery Center

William Charles Russ, Sr.

conflict:World War II
serial number:37031420
location:277th Port Company, Transportation Corps in Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.
enlistment date:June 19, 1941
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Dec. 5, 1945
place discharged:Schick Army General Hospital, Clinton, IA
decorations: American Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
American Defense Service Medal (1939-1941)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Philippine Liberation Medal (1944-1945)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 275; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:June 24, 1917
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:Jan. 26, 1989
father:John Russ
mother:Ursula Russ (nee Hanegmon)
siblings:Annie (Frances) Russ Jennie Russ Tony Russ Vincent John Russ Frank Russ Edward Russ
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 2/09/2016