Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cpl. Justin Ross Killed in Action in Afghanistan!

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Updated: Monday, 28 Mar 2011, 5:40 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 28 Mar 2011, 12:30 PM CDT
"Reporter: Ben Krumholz
"HORTONVILLE - The girlfriend of fallen soldier Justin Ross says his passing is a nightmare that is coming true.
"I didn't want to believe it," said Caitlyn Lewerenz of Hortonville, who says she has been dating Ross since May of 2010. "I still don't want to believe it. It's not really going to sink in and be true until his unit comes home from deployment and he's not going to be there."
"The Department of Defense says Ross, whose family lives in Howard, was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on Saturday. The department says the 22-year-old's unit was attacked by small arms fire.
""You never expect it," says Lewerenz. "You should with what they are doing and what danger they are putting themselves in, but you never ever think what happens if they don't come home."
"Lewerenz says Ross told her he wanted to be in the military since he was a kid. She also said he volunteered twice to deploy before receiving his orders last year.
"Ross, a 2007 graduate of Bay Port High School, deployed last August.
""He got his orders and then we met and he was almost afraid to tell me that they were getting deployed, but once he told me we were supportive of each other," said Lewerenz.
"Dates and times for funeral services have not been finalized, but the Ross family says they will be held at First Assembly of God on Green Bay's west side."
Kenneth Stepp salutes Cpl. Justin Ross, killed in action in Afghanstan. Suppor the Troops! Bring them home!

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