Pfc. Adam Ross is seen in uniform in this undated family photo. (Ross Family)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A soldier from Lyman was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to the Department of the Army.
Officials said 19-year-old Pfc. Adam Ross was killed by enemy, small-arms fire in Wardak Province. Ross' family tells FOX Carolina that he was a graduate of Byrnes High School, where he was active in the ROTC program.
Amanda Ross is Adam's mother, and said that joining the military was a lifelong dream. "When he was 2 years old, he come to me and told me he wanted to be an infantryman, and he wanted to fight in a war, and he wanted to be like daddy," she said. Ross' father and brother have both served in the military.
Ross served with the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vincenza, Italy. His family said he was in Afghanistan just three weeks.
As of Wednesday night, the family was en route to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive the body of their son.
No word yet on funeral arrangements.
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