|Henry P. Russell|
|Born||June 10, 1878|
|Died||December 1, 1956(aged 78)|
|Place of birth||Quebec, Canada|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Russell was born June 10, 1878 in Quebec, Canada and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead as a landsman.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 June 1878, Quebec, Canada. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Russell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Russell, Henry P. entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Henry P. Russell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7880892. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- "Henry P. Russell". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1319. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- "Arlington National Cemetery website". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hprussel.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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