U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew Whitehead speaks during military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Ross in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 8, 2019.
Ross, along with U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Emond and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, died Nov. 27, 2018 from injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Andar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. The airman was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. At the time, the service members were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Felicia Ross, Capt. Ross’s spouse, received the flag from his casket.