Colonel Gerald Russell Laid to Rest

By Mallory Lane

Published 07/17 2014 09:28AM

Updated 07/17 2014 09:44AM

Colonel Gerald Russell was one of the most decorated Marines in WWII and a central Pennsylvania hometown hero. He was laid to rest yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. He's remembered by friends and family as a man with honor.

Russell joined the Marine Corps after college, commanding troops in WWII, Korean, and served in Vietnam.

He died in February at age 97.

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