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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Stephen N Russell

TV Hero Lawman, Ex Marine from Canal.

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My late uncle John Russell was the TV Lawman.

He also co starred in It Takes a Thief as Dover for  Robert Wagner Al Mundy charcters Boss.

His last movie was 1985 Pale Rider.

Was Marine Intelligence officer on Guadalcanal, had malaria.

Never told any war accounts when I was younger, Dont know his Unit, etc nothing.

Any Marine vet can Help.

IE acess Personnel files, Unit files etc  for Guadalcanal, 1942.

& Lawman is on DVD from Amazon as is It Takes a Thief.



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I've seen your uncle on Lawman many times over the years!  Always thought he looked very suave with that moustache!!  If you know his date of birth, date of death and perhaps his SSN, you can request copies of his military service record documents from the National Archives.  These records are housed in St. Louis, but there was a significant fire in the warehouse there in 1973 and many records were lost/destroyed as a result.  However, it never hurts to submit a request since your uncle's records may have survived the fire.  The Social Security Administration maintains a "master death record" for social security recipients that have passed, and this information is searchable, in case you don't have his SSN.  Good luck with your research!!

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