Army Capt Seager was a nurse practitioner who joined the Army several years ago and was an instructor at Bryant and Stratton College. His decision to join the military came from his determination to help veterans returning to civilian life. Russell had a BSN and MSN degree from Marquette University College of Nursing and loved working with soldiers who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Milwaukee. He also loved playing tennis and teaching. Russell was scheduled to go to Afghanistan in December and had gone to Fort Hood for training. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and a son. Russell was one of 300 soldiers who were lined up to get shots and eye-testing at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood when shots rang out. The soldiers were processing to either return from or about to be sent overseas. A disgruntled U.S. Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others before he was brought down.
Bethel L. Seager