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Remembering Colonel John Russell

Sept. 30, 2020, 6:06 p.m. (ET)

Colonel john Russell

Colonel John Russell passed away at his home in Texas at noon today, September 30. America's oldest living Olympic medalist was aged 100 years 7 months and 28 days. A decorated WWII combat soldier serving General George Patton's staff. He was a coach and mentor to thousands of athletes over 80 years. A true legend, we have lost a great one.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Russell family.

RIP Colonel