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army officer.

Clinton Warden Russell, American army officer. Awarded Victory medal, 1918; Punitive Expedition medal, 1917; Military medal “La Estrella de Abdon Calderon” (Ecuador), 1935.

Background

Russell, Clinton Warden was born on May 6, 1891 in Hico, Texas, United States. Son of William E. and Mollie (Anderson) Russell.

Education

Student Texas A. and M. College, 1907-1908. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1913. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1925, Army War College, 1930, Naval War College, 1931.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1913, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1940. Served in Infantry, United States and P.I., 1913-1916. Took flying training, 1916.

Served in punitive expedition to Mexico, 1916. Commander 7th Aero Squadron, Canal Zone, 1917. Served in various capacities at flying fields during World War.

Instructor R.O.T.C., Texas A. and M. College, 1920-1924. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1924-1929. In War Department General Staff, 1931-1935.

Chief of staff. Air Force Combat Command, since 1938.

Connections

Married Dorothy Kendall, January 11, 1917. Children: William Kendall, Peter Talbot, Kendall.

father:
William E. Russell

mother:
Mollie (Anderson) Russell

spouse:
Dorothy Kendall

children:
William Kendall Russell

Peter Talbot Russell

Kendall Russell