Spc. Ryan D. Russell

United States Army
KIA 05 March 2007, Iraq
Army Spc. Ryan D. Russell

20, of Elm City, N.C.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died March 5 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device
detonated near his unit. Also killed were Spc. Blake Harris and Pvt. Barry W. Mayo.
Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-Kathy Moore (mother)
In Honor Of  CPl Ryan  D Russell

CPL Ryan D Russell was born June 11, 1986.  He entered
the Army after high school graduation in October of 2004.  He did his
Basic Training at Ft. Knox, KY from there where went to Ft. Sam Houston
where he completed his medical training and then was assigned to the
1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry
Division as a combat medic.

Russell was considered by many in high school as being that class
clown.  Ryan took this honor very seriously.  This would be something that
the ones who served with him would remember.  No matter what the
situation was Ryan always tried to find that lighter side of things.

He had just re-enlisted for another 5 year enlistment in January.  He
would have been assigned to Walter Reed Medical Center upon his return
from Iraq.

All those that know Ryan knew that he took what he did very seriously
and that he wanted to make a difference.

To My Son,
Ryan the last 10 months have been hard but I get by knowing that you
where doing what you wanted.  So many do not understand that but I did.
Even though we miss you very much we can take comfort in that fact that
you brought laughter to all those that knew you.  Always know that you
will never be forgotten.

Love Mom

July 09, 2013
Timothy J Harris
Dear, Ryan
you are missed everyday it was hard for me to loose a great friend from school and after
graduation. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday

April 02,2012
John Christer
I miss you good buddy, the crazy off the wall moments were never dull. It's been 5 years
since this happened. I think of you guys all the time. The room was definitely different being
there alone but it was the crazy memories that helps. I miss you man.

January 17, 2012
CPT Justin W Hansen
Ryan

It has almost been 5 years and not a week goes by that I don't think about you and Dan.
Forever known and never forgotten.... As I am sure you have seen, we will all one day have
a drink at Fiddlers Green.

Serpent 6


April 3, 2008
Brandy Evans
I was sitting at work and the weirdest thing reminded
me of Ryan, I was drinking a coke.  I can't drink Coke now with out
thinking about what you did for those children in Iraq.  You touched so
many lives.  I miss you but I know that you did what you wanted to do,
make a difference by just bring a smile to someones face.  I'll see you
again lil' brother.
Sign Guestbook
Ryan's 1st picture sent home
This was the unit that Ryan served
with.
Ryan's High School Senior Picture
Ryan and Mom after AIT graduation
Ryan's re-enlistment picture.