Utz, Russell George

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 309th Engineers, 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Entered service: 24-Aug-1942

Enlisted: Charlottesville, Virginia

Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Date of birth: 3-Aug-1915

Hometown: Madison County, Virginia

Marital status: Single, with dependents. Parents: Wayman Lester Utz and Katherine Elize [Jenkins] Utz

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 6-Apr-1945

Age at death: 29

Cause of death: Killed in action.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
TEC5 Wayne Hensley
PFC Russell George Utz

Location of fatality: Minden, Germany

Place of interment: Etlan Cemetery, Etlan, Virginia, USA
Originally buried in the United States Military Cemetery, Margraten, Holland. Repatriated January 1949.

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