|Rank||Lieutenant U.S. Navy|
|Date of Death||February 1 1953|
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Lieutenant Russel was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Lieutenant Russel was a crew member of a P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 22, based at Naval Air Station Naha, Okinawa. On February 1, 1953, while on patrol, the aircraft crashed into Ryukyuan Mountain, Japan. All 11 crew members were killed.