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JIM: Russell County's Forgotten Warriors of World War Two
"Not every soldier died a hero, but every soldier died a hero's death."
The names of at least nine Russell County men who perished while on active duty during the World War Two era do not appear on the Honor Plaque on Monument Square in Jamestown.
America's active military involvement in World War Two began on December 8, 1941 with a declaration of war against Japan, and it ended in mid-August 1945 with that nation's unconditional surrender. However, the deaths of military personnel -- regardless of cause -- which occurred between May 27, 1941 and the end of 1945 are considered to be war-related. The former date is when President Roosevelt proclaimed the nation faced an unlimited national emergency, and the latter date was extended for those who served in Occupied Japan or (US) Occupied Germany.
The nine forgotten Russell service men are:
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