Ship's  Memorial 

USS Russell County LST 1090










Anderson, Merle I.

Armstrong, George E.

Bigelow, Benjamin

Conrad, Louis R.

Durfey, John R.

Gardner, Duane L.

Gantt, M. B. Jr.

Giles, John McDonald

  Gilliam, Marshall F.  

Grider, Jackie D.

Hayes, Harold D.

Heater, Lorimer L. 

Hennegan, Dennis S 

Holzman, Paul V.

Hostetler, Ralph

Irby, Floyd D. 

Kaihlanen, Ronald

  Keena, John R. (Jack)  

Kimbler, David 

Kimbler, Ronold

Kuper, James D.

Lowry, Robert W.

Madowitz, Jay M.

 Marrs, Morris B.

Mathews, Richard L.

Matthews Jr., John R.

McElroy, Donald J.
McLaughlin, John F.

McQueen, William H.

Miles, Edgar E.

Neilson, Howard C.

Normand, Jim

O'hearn, Paul

O’Shaughnessy, Raymond H.

Penfield, Herman P.

Riley, Mark C.

Rushak, Michael

Starr, Donald

Torian, Harry Byrd

Whitmore, Charles A.



I Am Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free

I am following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

to laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship Shared, a laugh, a kiss

Ah these things I, too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow,

I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full I savored much.

Good friends, good times

A loved one touched.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hart and share with me.

God wanted me now; He has set me free.