Virginia; deceased; Bessye Bancroft Russell, October 2, 1911, New London, Connecticut Lieutenant Colonel. 1916; Colonel (temporary) United States.M.C., 1918. Colonel (permanent ), since 1920.
Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for services in engagement at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914. Navy Cross for services as Commanding Officer, 11 Regiment, United States.M.C. and Chief of Staff, Second Brigade, United States.M.C. in Nicaragua during pacification of country following review, 1927. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal for services as Chief of Staff, Second Brigade, United States Marine Corps.