Russell, Peter John, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1973, 1981, 12th Aviation Group
Service Years
1968 - 1973



Nine Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1968
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50W 045/Section MA Site 91

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]5 - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade240th Aviation Company (AHC), 214th Aviation Battalion12th Aviation Group
  1968-1973, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1973, 1981, 240th Aviation Company (AHC), 214th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1973, 1981, 12th Aviation Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then 1st Lt. Russell was the pilot of a UH-1C (#66-15154), call sign, "Mad Dog 36" out of Bearcat Airfield, RVN.. His aircraft disappeared in bad weather in former Song Be Province while returning from a mission. The aircraft was located in 1971, but only the remains of one crew member were found.  He remains MIA/BNR.

There is a possibility that the 3 missing crewmen were taken prisoner by the Viet Cong as their flight helmets were found, though no other evidence.

WO1 William Fernan, AC (KIA)
CPT Peter Russell, AC (BNR)
SSG Steven M. Hastings, CE (BNR)
SP6 Donald R. Fowler, G (BNR)

In Memory Of marker at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, USA Plot: Section MA Site 91. Peter is also memorialize at the Courts of the Missing, Court B, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Note: Trained with Flight Class 68-2
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