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Henry P. Russell
Born (1878-06-10)June 10, 1878
Died December 1, 1956(1956-12-01) (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
Rank Landsman
Unit U.S.S. Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry Peter Russell (June 10, 1878- December 1, 1956) was a landsman serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

He died December 1, 1956 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia.[2] His grave can be found in the section 31, lot 6377.[2]

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.

Citation:

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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 "Henry P. Russell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7880892. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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