Here’s a photo that Colin Thompson sent me of Dave ‘Youngblood’ Dehaan (center), Russell Maynard (right) and another Paintball Connection employee (left).
Does anyone recognize the guy on the left from Paintball Connection?
Colin told me this photo was taken at Barry’s field, Borderlands, in San Diego. Does anyone know Barry’s last name?
Russell Maynard (who unfortunately past away last month in his early 60s) can be seen wearing a Paintball Hill T-Shirt. Colin and Russell were working at Paintball Connection, in San Diego, during the week at the time and on the weekends Russell ran the paintball fields at Camp Pendleton.
I forgot to ask Colin what year this photo was from but I would guess 91 or 92?
I’ll eventually have a few quick videos on Russell’s many paintball accomplishments. Bob Fowlie told me to try and do some interviews with Russell a year or so back but I got side tracked and I’ll always regret not meeting him.
David Freeman, Gilbert Martinez and Colin Thompson all have told me how Russell really was one of paintball unsung heros and it’s a shame there isn’t a better write up on Russell online.
There is one video I could find of Russell. It was posted to youtube a couple years back by Ray Gong of Top Gun Paintball New Jersey. The footage is from the New Jersey legal proceedings to keep paintball legal in NJ.
And for more on Paintball Hill checkout this series of videos imported from a classic VHS (thanks Tony Meno):