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Colonel John Russell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the oldest living Olympic medalist, an equestrian who took bronze in the team jumping event at the 1952 Olympics.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 14, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
October 18, 2020
Kent Sivadge
October 17, 2020
I thank you for fighting for this country's freedom. Thank God for people like you, you will never be forgotten! May the God of all creation provide your family with the strength to endure this difficult time. RIP Colonel Russell!
October 17, 2020
My deepest sympathies to his family. I am saddened at your loss and am praying that God will comfort you during your time of need. Colonel Russell was well known in the equestrian world and inspired many to follow their dreams.
Rose Smithfield
October 17, 2020
My condolences to his family, Colonel Russell was an amazing person and soldier. I was inspired by him to play polo in college. I am now trying to become a coach at the university level, his impact on me was great. I thank him from the bottom of my heart, and he will be greatly missed.
Ted Owen
October 17, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of John Russell. What a beautiful legacy he has left you. May God give you comfort and peace as you mourn your loss. Philippians 4:7
October 17, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Russell family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
October 16, 2020
To the Russell family, sincere sympathies for your loss. May all of your many wonderful cherished memories bring you smiles through your tears and may God give all of you the strength and comfort you need to help carry you through this most difficult time.
October 16, 2020
I didn't know him, bit I would like to show my prospect for what he did in his life. I am an European (Italian) and I would like to express my gratitudine to John and all Americans who fought WWII to defend freedom and democracy all over the world. My deepest condolences ti his relatives. Aldo Longo
October 16, 2020
My condolences go out to the family of John Russell. This is a difficult time for family and friends so take care.
October 15, 2020
God bless You for your service in the Cavalry during WWII and then competing in the Olympics.
Then training athletes and stayed in the Equestrian World. Their is nothing that matches a horse in one's life.
May you be well blessed with Heavenly repose. You will be part of the thunder...When I was scared of thunder, my Mom told me; "That's God's horses running".
I'm a horseless horsewoman.
I love to send tributes to our Greatest Generation of Veterans.
Rose Picard
October 15, 2020
Sending prayers and words of comfort to the family of John Russell. Please accept my sincere condolences.
jE Sowell
October 15, 2020
May the Lord bless you and your family at this time.I am praying for you all.
October 15, 2020
I’m deeply saddened learn of the death of your loved one. May your hearts be comforted by the God of all comfort and in knowing others are thinking about you and your family at this sad time.
October 14, 2020
What an amazing legacy, heartfelt condolences to the Russell family, so very sorry for your loss, may God grant you all strength and comfort to help you through this very difficult time.
October 14, 2020
Scott Chamberland
October 14, 2020
Philippians 4:6-7!
Janelle Eloisa Almendis Augustine
October 14, 2020
It gives me great pleasure to have learned of Colonel John Russell's extraordinary accomplishments. What a life well lived! May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding sustained his family, friends, and admirers while they cherish the memories of one who contributed so much!
October 14, 2020
Extending heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to the family of John Russell. He was definitely a strong and accomplished man & lived a full and busy life. May God soften the family's grief during this difficult time.
L. M.
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