Excerpt from PurpleHeart.org:
Patriot Russell A. Smith’s military career began on May 23, 1980 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. His Army career began in June 1984 when he enlisted in the Army National Guard. He was commissioned through ROTC on May 24, 1986. Patriot Smith retired from active duty in the U.S. Army on August 30, 2006. ......Patriot Smith has served as a Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, Company Commander, & Battalion Commander. He has held numerous staff positions including a tour on the Army National Guard Desert Storm After Action Review Team at the Pentagon as a First Lieutenant. Shortly after, Patriot Smith was assigned duties as a Congressional Actions Coordination Officer.
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