Where did you serve and what did you do?
Dennis Russell joined the Alabama Army National Guard “HHC 151st Engineer
Company here in Fort Payne Alabama on 12/15/1980 and went full time with them in 1985 at OMS#5 as a heavy equipment mechanic. In 1986 | became the Motor SGT. for Company A 151st in Bridgeport Alabama. transferred to Mobile Alabama in 1994 to OMS#28 and was the Motor SGT for the 638th Ordance Company until they were reorganized to the 1165th Combat MP Company in Fairhope Alabama in 1996 and in 2006 then transferred to the 690th Chemical Company until He was ask to join the Joint Forces Headquarters in Montgomery Alabama in late 2007 and transferred his full time job back to what is Known as FMS#8 in Gadsden Alabama until he retired the last day of January 2017. Dennis Russell has put in over 36 years and went to a few places from Ecuador 1985, Panama 1987, Deployed to Iraq in the 1165th MP CO. from 2003-2005. The 1165th. earned 3 campaign stars while being extended 3 times during the deployment. He received The Presidential Unit Citation and The Valorous Unit Award . The time that he served has taught him that our Brothers and Sisters that served and gave their lives should be remembered every time that you look at the Stars and Stripes flying high because they gave ALL.
How are you #StillServing?
Recognizing DENNIS RUSSELL as member in good standing of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who has been a member for multiple years, He has dedicated himself in a professional manner and is a Pillars of our Organization and community. He has an an active interest in the Department by attending meetings and showing a willingness to consider leadership roles. And I think he is willing to get in the leader ship roles at the post level next year. Always a team player and helps at every event from Race To Embrace,Relay for life, gun shows, Fair and parades, and about everything that is held on our grounds and any function our great organization holds.
Dennis always encourages members of the Community to support VFW programs and continually encourages others to become members. Carries his tools with him to do miner repairs as he sees them. Always doing inventory of our janitorial supplies. And making sure they get replaced when needed. No need to ask him to do some thing cause he is already working on it. Wish we had 10 of him. He cares about our post and the greater good of the entire organization
Why do you do it?
to serve fellow veterans and my community.