1. It is with profound regret that I announce the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Eugene E. Russell on 9 November 1998.
2. PCinC Russell served with distinction as Commander-in-Chief in 1984 from the Massachusetts Department. After 93 years of service to the nation and this Order, PCinC Russell is buried in Malden, MA on 12 Nov 98.
3. I charge all Department commanders to drape department charters in his honor and to require that all camps do likewise for a period of 30 days from this date.
By Order of
Andrew M. Johnson