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Fire Service News: Retired CT Fire Chief David W. Russell, Jr., 85, Passes Away

Fairfield (CT) Fire Chief (Ret.) David W. Russell, Jr., age 85, of Fairfield, the beloved husband of the late Margaret Galvin Russell, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Born in Bridgeport on November 26, 1927, he was a lifelong Southport and Fairfield resident and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School and Roger Ludlowe High School. In his youth he often rode along with the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and his father, Fire Chief David W. Russell, Sr.. At 17 he joined the United States Navy and served on submarine chasers during World War II. He received the American Theatre Medal and WWII Victory Medal pri...

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