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

Russell B Rippetoe

Arvada, Colorado

April 3, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
27 Army Capt

A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Fort Benning, Georgia

Killed in combat.

AP News

People who knew Russell B. Rippetoe weren't surprised to learn how he died, saying he was always ready to help. Rippetoe, based at Fort Benning, was among soldiers killed April 3 when a car exploded at a checkpoint in Iraq. The soldiers approached the car after a woman stepped out and screamed.

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