Robert L. Russell

NAME
Robert Lornine Russell
NICKNAME
MCSN
316016
HOME OF RECORD
1630 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs Frances Pulley
DATE OF BIRTH
1924
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 5, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
October 25, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
I/3/2nd Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Robert L. Russell served with Company I, Third Battalion, 2nd Marines during the battle of Guadalcanal.

On 25 October 1942, Corporal Russell was killed by a mortar shell. His body was recovered but, due to the inherent confusion of battle, the burial site was not properly recorded. If Russell was buried in the Division cemetery, as reported, his grave was likely marked “unknown” and his remains went unidentified at the end of the war.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Reported buried, grave not known.
“Due to battle conditions was buried in First Marine Division Cemetery, Guadalcanal, Grave number unknown.”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the muster roll of I/3/2nd Marines, October 1942.

Photo Gallery:
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