Fordham, Russell Carrell, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1955 - 1969

Sergeant First Class

Four Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Not Specified
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Jacksonville, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 032

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Air Assault Badge 11th AAD 1964

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
Berlin Command2nd Infantry Division11th Air Assault Division (Test)1st Cavalry Division
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)101st Airborne Division
  1957-1962, HQ Berlin Command
  1962-1964, 2nd Infantry Division
  1964-1965, 11th Air Assault Division (Test)
  1965-1966, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1966-1968, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1969-1969, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)/A Company
  1969-1969, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign/Operation Apache Snow
  1969-1969 Operation Apache Snow/Battle of Hamburger Hill
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
I was with Sergeant First Class Russell Fordham at Ft. Benning, Georgia in 1964-65 and went to Vietnam in September/October 1965-66 with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). We returned to Georgia as instructors, then went back to 'Nam in 1968. He did not return with me in 1969. We were good friends and I will never forget him.
Posted by: Ellis E. Burnham Sr
Relationship: We were close friends
Friday, March 15, 2002
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