November 27, 2018
BORN: January 26, 1989
HOMETOWN: Lexington, VA
ENTERED SERVICE: Commissioned in 2011 after his graduation from West Point.
UNITS: 1st Bn, 3rd SFG(A)
MILITARY TRAINING: Special Forces Qualification Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course; Basic Airborne Course; Military FreeFall Parachutist Course; Range School
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: 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. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.
SURVIVED BY: Wife, Felicia Ross, and their beloved dogs, Bubba and Dolly. He is also survived by his mother, Beth Ross of Richmond, VA., (Joseph Gerschick), his father, Stephen Ross of Richmond, VA., (Kerry Torres), his sister, Sarah Ross Geisen, her husband, United States Marine Corps Maj. Brian Geisen, Sneads Ferry, N.C., nephews John Geisen and Michael Geisen of Sneads Ferry, N.C., grandparents, Leonard and Margaret Ross of Richmond, VA., and Rowan and Geraldine Jones of Portsmouth, VA.
CPT Andrew Ross was killed on November 27, 2018 in Andar, Ghazni province when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while serving in combat operations in Afghanistan. SFC Eric Emond and SSGT Dylan J. Elchin also lost their lives in the attack.
Special Forces Detachment Commander