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Laura and Riley
Transcript of Laura and Riley
Ross was a hero and displayed citizenship because he was willing to risk his life to protect the freedom and justice that America represents.
His platoon was conducting combat control operations to reduce and control violence in the area. A fragmentation grenade thrown by an enemy fell through the gunner's hatch and into his vehicle. Instead of saving himself, he threw himself over the grenade and saved four men.
He wanted to be in the military since he was in kindergarten
He entered the military when he was 17
He was deployed when he was 19
He died in the military.
Ross A. McGinnis
The lives of four men who were his Army brothers outweighed the value of his own life. It didn’t matter to him that he could have made it out of the situation without a scratch. What mattered to him were the four men with him when it all happened.
June 14, 1987 – December 4, 2006
Ross McGinnis was a soldier who served in the US Army during the Iraq War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. While in service, his convoy was attacked and a hand grenade was thrown into the vehicle. Ross died when he saved the other men in the vehicle by throwing himself on the grenade. Not long after, he was awarded the medal of honor after his death in 2006.