Captain Andrew P. Ross, 29, succumbed to wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while conducting combat operations on November 27th, 2018 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Ross was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Ross, a native of Lexington, Virginia, had more than seven years of service in the Army. This was his second overseas tour. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge. Ross was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. He is survived by his wife and parents.