Born in West Virginia in 1925, James Russell joined the Navy during World War II and served on the USS John D. Henley, or “Lucky John D,” in the Pacific. The ship provided offshore support during six major battles: Saipan, Guam, Tinian, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. After the war Russell started working for a telephone company and settled in Georgia. He recorded his oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in May 2016.
James Russell Interview, 2016-05-25, Legacy Series Oral History Program, 2013-, KSU/14/05/03/001, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.
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