While on his latest deployment in 2013, Russ began the fight of his life. He was medivaced out of Afghanistan and diagnosed with Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma. Like all of his missions, he's faced this one head on and with extreme bravery. Russ and his family are overwhelmed by all of the support from their friends and coworkers.
He loves his 5 daughters, 3 grand children, and the Chicago Blackhawks. When he's not working, you'll find him traveling to fish and scuba dive.
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