Feb 082012

Robert James Ross

Birth: Jul. 1, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jul. 1, 1968 Quang Tri, Vietnam.

SGT Robert James Ross native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Robert died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was killed on his birthday. He was the son of Mr. James R. and Mrs. Mamie E. Taylor Ross of Charlotte, NC. He served with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Achievement Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Plot: Sect. 1-A, Block 5, Lot # 22, Space-C.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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