US Army Captain Drew E. Russell was killed in action on 8th October 2011 when enemy forces fired a rocket-propelled grenade at his unit in Kandahar province.
25-year-old Capt. Russell, from Scotts, Michigan, served with the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colorado. He joined the Army in 2004 after graduating from Vicksburg High School. He deployed to Afghanistan in June.
He leaves behind his parents, Patti and Jim Russell, brother James and his girlfriend, Sarah Pfeiffer, among other relatives and friends.
Killed in the same attack was Captain Joshua Lawrence, also with the 1st Squadron.