Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

John W Russell

Portland, Texas

November 15, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Sgt

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Killed when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.
AP News

Friends remember John W. Russell as a popular and charming jokester. Russell of Portland, Texas, and based at Fort Campbell, died Nov. 15 when two Black Hawk helicopters collided in Iraq. Gen. Jack Gardner presented Russell's parents and wife with a Bronze Star during his funeral.

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