These are actual events and actions performed with extreme pride by Dale A. (Rusty) Russell. Rusty is a 100% Vietnam DAV—1966-67—via Hobbs, NM and has been helping Veterans since he was 20 years old and as he says, he will continue to do so till God takes him from this earth.
This all was basically initiated after Rusty escorted one of his hometown best friend’s body (Jimmy Plato) who was a Corpsman in the Navy detached with a group of Marines killed in Vietnam in 1966. Rusty had just seen Jimmy 30 days prior to him going to Vietnam in his hometown of Hobbs, NM. Jimmy had stated, while home on leave, that it would be his luck that he would get his head shot off in 30 days. Believe it or not, it was 29 days until he was shot in the head by a sniper while trying to help a wounded Marine.
Back in the day when Rusty had nothing, he would take a bag of groceries and/or a free ride to appointments for Veterans, etc. Another example is while living in Abilene, TX he took a Veteran from Abilene, clear to Joplin, Missouri on Christmas day. We are about helping veterans.
Rusty spent 16 months (1966-67) in Vietnam in the amphibious Navy aboard the USS Skagit AKA-105 (attack cargo/troop ship) landing Marines on the beaches and was always under enemy fire. Rusty is extremely pro-Veteran!
In 1988 Rusty invented a dice and domino board game, Domino Roll Out patented and copyrighted with an Operation Desert Shield/Storm logo placed on the felt in the playing arena. In 1991 while living in Kansas, himself and the great combat Veteran Senator Bob Dole sent 500 of these games to the troops in Kuwait on a C130 airplane. It was unbelievable how appreciative and what the troops thought of this game! Rusty was even receiving Saudi money from troops wanting this board game. He would send the money and game back to them! No Charge.
Board games were also sent to Walter Reed Hospital for the wounded troops and received numerous calls of thanks! Even President George H. W. Bush, General Colin Powell, Senator Bob Dole, President George Bush and numerous other principals have the Operation Desert Shield/Storm version of the board game. Rusty will never forget after President George H.W. Bush receiving his personalized game, Sgt. Toni Mendoza called Rusty from the White House thanking on behalf of the president for this wonderful game. Rusty asked Sgt. Mendoza what the president actually thought of this game and he advised that the president put it up on the mantel in the White House and would not even let the grandchildren play with it.
Rusty has now came out with a copyrighted spinoff of the board game, a game app available in android and being reformatted for ios, to benefit any and all Veterans. This being said, we are a non-profit organization and large portions of the proceeds will be donated to Veteran organizations, especially the American Legion, as well as individual Veterans in need.
One of Rusty’s main passions is aiding Veterans to gain their rightful benefits and disabilities and he’s been very successful at it. For example, if a Veteran was getting zero or 30% disability, Rusty has a high track record of helping them get 100% disability. Rusty has had many Veterans come and try to pay him $5,000 or more from their retroactive back pay was received and has NEVER taken a nickel! It just sends chills down his back to accomplish this mission for Veterans!
David A. Russell (identical twin brother) living in Kansas, whereas the state of Kansas seems to not honor their Veterans?? David had been fighting for six years and to no avail was getting nowhere with his deserved disability claim. For he fought alongside me in Vietnam aboard the USS Skagit AKA-105, therefore I personally took him to Albuquerque, NM and hooked him up with a service representative at the American Legion Headquarters. Bingo, a few months later, he received his 100% deserved disability and his retroactive back pay for the six and a half years and it was tremendous.
Rusty’s dad (David Arlin (Rusty) Russell) was a WWII Veteran who served in Germany while in the Army. He brought back, from Germany, many mementos/souvenirs off of dead German bodies while driving an ambulance. Some were such as a Browning 32 automatic pistol with 4 notches on the butt, a German dress sword that Rusty has in his possession and a 12-14” German dress knife in a metal scabbard, with a swastika on it. Everyone should know, as very well documented, WWII Veterans were the “Worlds greatest fighting generation ever”! Rusty’s Dad also brought back his personal M-1 carbine. Rusty’s Dad was his hero…!!!
In 1967, Rusty met a most wonderful WWII combat veteran, W.H. “Bill” Bostick of Lovington, NM that went through mortal hell at Guadalcanal. He became like a 2nd dad to Rusty clear up until his death in 1985. He was buried with full military honors and deservedly so! Bill, like Rusty’s Dad, had numerous souvenirs that he had collected during his combat duties.
We, at Domino Roll Out are totally about helping Veterans in any way that we can. We need your help and are asking anyone and everyone, Veterans included, to make a donation and receive a free game app. Yes, we are asking for donations and why not because if anyone and everyone will help us, we can literally help thousands upon thousands of Veterans in need. Remember, this is for the sake of Veterans!
If you are a Veteran that is eligible for VA disability, but don’t know where to start or just need help, feel free to contact Rusty Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org.