US Army 2Lt. Russell J. McCann



The History

2LT Russel J. McCann was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division.  He was killed in action while defending a hill called King’s Castle in North Korea on December 25, 1952.  He was 22 years old.



The Family

2LT McCann was from Rome, NY.  He was the son of Mrs. Rose McCann and the late Mr. Russell McCann.  2LT McCann also had a brother and a sister.


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US Army 2LT Russell McCann was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 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.


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