The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Capt. Blake H. Russell, 35, of Forth Worth, Texas died on July 22 of injuries sustained from enemy forces munitions while investigating a possible mortar cache during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Russell was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office at (270) 798-3025.