Letter of Congratulations to Colonel Russell

Feb. 02, 2020, 12 a.m. (ET)


Dear Colonel Russell, Family and friends in the Pentathlon community;

We are honored and extremely pleased to be participating in your one hundredth. You have been, and continue to be an inspiration to multiple generations. Your lifelong support and legacy to Pentathlon in the US is legendary and references to all you that have done are a constant to the Pentathlon family.

At USA Pentathlon, we would like to honor your contributions in a special and long lasting way. To that end, we are naming an award, The  Colonel John Russell Award on a yearly basis, recognizing the athlete who most exemplifies the qualities that you have imbued us all with. On behalf of the entire USAPM family, Thank you for all of your contributions and our respect and admiration.

On behalf of USAPM,
Tom Shepard Chairman USAPM