Friday, August 5, 2016

PFC Russell Eugene Gill

PFC Russell Eugene Gill was born 16 Jan 1910 in Adams, Pennsylvania to Albert Wilson and Flora (Aumiller) Gill. His father was a teacher and a farmer.

Russell entered the Army in May 1943.  Sent to England in December 1943, Russell was likely assigned to M Company 116th Infantry at that time.  After training for and making the amphibious landing on D-Day with M Company, Russell was promoted to PFC on 9 Jul 1944.  PFC Gill was killed in action on 5 Aug 1944.

PFC Gill was repatriated in 1948 and is buried in a cemetery in Troxelville, Pennsylvania. 

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