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

Russell S Hercules Jr

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

October 1, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Army Spc

4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

 Killed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

His truck that was driven in his funeral the memorial I had made and presented to his team photo of him in afghanistan

Russell & My daughter Jessica at his Basic graduation in 2006 this is his body coming from the plane in Dover this is his 1st sgt and squad leader

his 21 gun salute funeral This is a photo of his team in afghanistan without him in it

the patriot guard at his funeral Memorial service in afghanistan, his purple heart & bronze star were presented to him Our last family photo taken when he deployed to afghanistan on dec 11,2008

From Cheryl Tipton 03/01/10:

Russell was born July 29,1987 in Murfressboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Blackman High School, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

As a mother this is the hardest thing I have ever had to endure in my life. I will forever miss him.

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