Albert Solon Russ was born in Makatoka, Brunswick County, NC, on August 23, 1895. He enlisted in the US Navy on March 30, 1915 in Charleston, SC.
Albert’s NC WWI Service Card shows he served on the USS Arizona during the war, reaching the rank of Electrician, First Class, before his honorable discharge on March 25, 1919.
Albert’s wife, Retha Rose Russ, passed away in 1961. Her death certificate shows she was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Riverside, CA. No findagrave entry was found. It appears that Albert and Retha had no children.
Albert Solon Russ passed away on February 3, 1987, at age 91. His death certificate shows he was laid to rest in Montecito Memorial Park in Riverside, CA. No findagrave entry was found.
To view this or an earlier profile or snapshot at any time, click on the veteran’s name on the WWI Brunswick County Veteran list, which is also accessible by the blue button on the top right of the webpage.
If you would like to help us honor Albert Solon Russ or another Brunswick County WWI veteran, please use the following links:
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Announcement: Honor a Brunswick County World War I Veteran
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How to Honor a Brunswick County World War I Veteran