Info, Photos Sought On Vietnam Serviceman

Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind., have been researching the men and women from Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. Today, the students are hoping the people of Kosciusko County can help him learn more about a Warsaw native. (See related)

Ryan Powers is among the researchers for World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis. Of the 1,621 Vietnam casualties, they have located over 890 families. Powers is seeking any and all help in locating any pictures or information of Russell Arden Poor. All of the information collected is going to be put in the permanent and traveling Vietnam War Memorial museum to further educate and heighten awareness of the Vietnam War.

Poor served in the United States Air Force and died in North Vietnam on Feb. 4, 1967.

Anyone with information or photos of Russell Arden Poor is asked to email it to ryanp525@yahoo.com or send it to Lake Central High School, C/O Mr. Thomas Clark in the History Department, 8400 Wicker Ave., St. John, IN 46373.

  • Teri Wheeler

    The Kosciusko Historical Society Genealogy Library has a wealth of information for those researching residents and ancestors in Kosciusko County. The knowledgeable librarian, Sharon Sucec, and I located several documents and photos pertaining to Lt. Col. Russell Arden Poor and emailed them to Ryan Powers to be included in this project.

    Teri Wheeler
    Ancestors in the Attic
    Genealogy Services
    http://www.ancestorsintheattic.com