Russell Hammond is a 2002 Graduate from Ridgewood High School and was born and raised in and around Coshocton.

He joined the United States Marine Corps in August of 2002 and served until August of 2006. During his enlistment he served in Okinawa, Japan, Camp Lejeune, NC, and Fallujah, Iraq. At the time of his discharge he was a Corporal.

He is a life member of the AMVETS Post #36 and a member of the Coshocton County Honor Guard.

He began working at the Coshocton County Veterans Service Office in September of 2007.