Stephen Earl Ross, Sr., Pearl Harbor Survivor

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Stephen Earl Ross, Sr., a Pearl Harbor Survivor aboard the USS Maryland BB-46, began his lifelong service upon enlistment: September 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas, followed by boot camp at Great Lakes. Ross went aboard the battleship USS Maryland BB-46 in Bremerton,WA serving at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Palau Leyte and Okinawa. Subsequently, Ross served aboard the USS Roanoke, USS Ludlow, and USS McCelland. He then went on to shore duty, attending Naval Technical Training Schools. He served as an Instructor at NROTC, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL and the Guided Missile School, Dam Neck, VA. In September 1960, Ross was discharged from Fleet Air Defense Training Center, Dam Neck, VA. As a member of the USS Maryland Association and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, he retired after 20 years as Fire Controlman Missile Chief, after which he had a 20 year civilian career as a Systems Engineer, Technical Writer, and Instructor for Raytheon Corporation.

RIBBONS AWARDED: American Defense- 1 Star, Asiatic Pacific- 7 Stars (7 battles), Phillipine Liberation- 2 Stars(for the last battleship), Victory Medal, American Campaign and Good Conduct- 4 Stars.


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