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 --- General / Personal ---

Last name: RUSS
First name: BILLIE GROVER
Home of Record (official): EAST ROCKINGHAM
State (official): NC
Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 1, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: CPL
Serial Number: 53526478
Component: Selective Service
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E3
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
B Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, April 23, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sunday, November 10, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 39W - Row 045

--- Interment ---

BILLIE GROVER RUSS

Lewis Cemetery
Route 131
Bladenboro, Bladen County , NC