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Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” Russell, Veteran
USMC – WWII
Dodgeville, Wisconsin – 11-10-18

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Robert Joseph “Bob” Russell, formerly of Sun Prairie, went to his heavenly home July 26, 2018. Bob was born March 6, 1925, and was raised on the family farm in the Town of Erin, Wis. He graduated from West Division High School, Milwaukee, and following the attack on Pearl Harbor, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, just before his 18th birthday. Bob served his country faithfully from Feb. 1943 to Feb. 1946 as a sergeant serving in the Western Caroline Islands Operation in the South Pacific.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-10-18
Staging Time: 08:00 AM

Dodgeville East Side Cemetery
509 E Fountain St
Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533
Note this is a side entrance. There is some construction in the area that should be complete by Saturday. The main entrance is on East Division 3/4 mile east of KwikTrip in Downtown Dodgeville.

Ride Captain:

John Curran
jcurran516@aol.com

Special Instructions:

See above for driving notes. Very small cemetery, we will park at the outer edge.
Staging 8:00 a.m.
Graveside service 9:00 a.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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November 10, 2018
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Robert “Bob” Russell Comment

  1. Pretty cold for an old dude like myself. Snowing. Dark. Drove through the cemetery 4 times yesterday and have no idea where the grave site is. But the sun came up, the snow stopped and as I and one other staked the cemetery for a WWII Marine under the watchful eye of a 6 pointer strolling the grounds, the wind died down. The local VFW stood with us throughout and the Marine Honor guard was simple and elegant. The gentleman commanding the VFW Honors team was clear and powerful. After all he’s 100 years old and was at the Battle of the Bulge. Paying his respects.

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