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  PFC Ernest Edward Ross    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Ernest Edward Ross, who died in the service of his country on November 17th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Multi-Frag. At the time of his death Ernest was 19 years of age. He was from Southern Pines, North Carolina. Ernest is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 12E, Line 83.

The decorations earned by PFC Ernest Edward Ross include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Ernest is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Southern Pines, NC

Hi Ernest,
Guess who I saw yesterday? Your baby brother Andre. He still looks like a little boy. But he's not. He's turned into a fine man that you would have been so proud of. He has beautiful and intelligent daughters. His wife is beautiful to. I sent him the info to get in touch with you, so he'll be in touch soon, I'm sure. Your friend Sterling Adams is doing fine also. We talk about you from time to time. We can't go down memory lane too often though, because it is just toooo painful. But I guess I don't have to tell you that. You were so young when you made the ultimate sacrifice for us all. Please know that your life was not taken in vain. You have so many young cousins and nieces and nephews that are living safer lives because of the 58,000+ young men and women who lost theirs. We miss you, we thank you and most of all, we love each and every one of you.
Carrie Cauthen,
Friend and almost family

Posted by: Carrie E. Cauthen
Email: Cecau213@aol.com