Virginia Heroes

Michael Lynn Russell

Sergeant First Class, Army

Born: September 28, 1973
Hometown: Stafford, Virginia
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: June 28, 2005
Died In: near Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Awards: Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Svc Medal, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal

Sergeant First Class Russell served with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. The MH-47D Chinook helicopter he was in was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade.

He is buried in Stafford Memorial Park, Stafford, Virginia.

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