Russell Clinton Parrish
Gunner's Mate, Third Class, Navy
Hometown: Hanover County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 17, 1944
Died In: Atlantic Ocean
Awards: Purple Heart
Gunner’s Mate Third Class Parrish served as a member of an armed guard crew aboard USS James Oglethorpe that was sunk by a torpedo in the mid-Atlantic.
Before the war, he was employed by the Sanitary Grocery Company and as a timekeeper at the Richmond Foundry.