U.S. Army Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19, of Lyman died Tuesday, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire, reported the U.S. Department of Defense. Ross is a graduate of Byrnes High School and his family is a member of Airport Baptist Church in Greer.
Ross was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. He had been in Afghanistan for three weeks when he was killed in an ambush, according to the Army.
Ross is a December 2010 graduate of James F. Byrnes High School and he enlisted on April 4, 2011.
The family is a member of Airport Baptist Church at 776 South Batesville Road in Greer.
Ross’ parents, Dudley and Amanda, and Adam Ross’ girlfriend, Rachel “BB” Lowery, a graduate of Greer High School, flew to Delaware this evening to meet the plane carrying Adam Ross’ body.
“He was an outstanding young man,” Mike Lowery, “BB’s” father said tonight.
Ross’ brother, U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan Ross, 24, is stationed in Seoul, South Korea. His father, Staff Sgt. Dudley Ross, served 10 years in the Navy before transferring to the Army National Guard.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.