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Russell Brady Sergeant, United States Army 1942 to 1945


From an early age, Russell Brady faced life challenges. His mother had passed away (tuberculosis); his father was seriously injured in an accident; he lived in an orphanage. When America was attacked, he joined the US Army.

Russell enlisted on 8 December 1941. The Armed Services needed personnel badly. He signed up in the Akron, Colorado area and passed the physical exams, then went to Fort Logan, CO where he was further tested and provided uniforms, haircuts, and new friends.

Russell completed 5 weeks of basic training at Fort Carson, CO. He was hurried to the California/Arizona d...

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