Grady Russell & WWII, Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, TX, 16 July 1945, p. 8, col. 8
million scattered the 21 to by Former Weslaco Boy In Germany BY MIRIAM SUff WBBLACO,-- '"My- education since the war has ' consisted e* close, order drill and mirchec." Those were the words used by First Sergeant Orady Russell In Â· recent l e t t e r to his brother, Reeves, of WcsJaco, Grady receives his "education" with the Quartermaster Corps at a base in Nebraska, before coint overseas in March of 1842. He stationed near London. England, prior to being transferred to 'Al- ;gicrs, .North Africa, where he rÂ«- malned for tÂ«iB years. Sgt. Russell, along with his company, went up through Italy to prepare for the Â· invasion of Southern France last year. HU ship was cue of tto; first to land with supplies fo/ Uie army. * A week before the "bis: Bulge" in Germany, Grady was in Strausburg, until the Germans retook that city. Somewhere in German}', Grady struck the misfortune of having had to operated on. After being sciit to Paris for a recuperation period. Grady is now stationed in Augsburg, del-many. Excerpts from the letter received tells of Grady's illness. "They put me in a jeep and took me about 40 miles over a rough road to a field hospital.- Tile hospital was in the" process of moving, but they operated on me anyway, and stuck me in a ward with a bunch of Krauts. They changed me from cot to litter to ambulance for five days, and they finally flew me to Paris where I remained for 58 days. It took two hours to get there, but 24 days to come back, because they held me in replacement depots so long." Sgt. Russell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Russell of Flores- villc, well known former residents of Weslaco, He attended local schools and has a host of friend* in Weslaco.