Army Capt. Drew E. Russell, left, hugs his brother James in Colorado just before being deployed to Afghanistan in the summer of 2011. Russell and Army Capt. Joshua Lawrence were inside a small command post on an Afghan army base, when an exploding grenade was followed in seconds by bursts of gunfire. Before any of the Americans could raise a hand to defend themselves, Lawrence was dead, one 5.56mm bullet to the head, and Russell was dying, shot three times in the back.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, December 4th, 2012