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Slain Lyman soldier returns home

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The plane carrying the body of Pfc. Adam Ross lands at GSP International Airport. (Aug. 2, 2012/FOX Carolina) The plane carrying the body of Pfc. Adam Ross lands at GSP International Airport. (Aug. 2, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Pfc. Adam Ross is seen in uniform in this undated family photo. (Ross Family) Pfc. Adam Ross is seen in uniform in this undated family photo. (Ross Family)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The body of a Lyman soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last week returned home Thursday.

Officials said 19-year-old Pfc. Adam Ross was killed by enemy, small-arms fire in Wardak Province.

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 for three weeks.

Ross' body arrived at 1:19 p.m. at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. A family spokesman told FOX Carolina the procession would travel along Highways 101, 80 and 14 before arriving at a mortuary in Greer.

An email from the Greer Chamber of Commerce sent Wednesday encouraged people to gather on the corner of Poinsett and Main streets at 1:15 p.m. to honor Ross as the procession passes.

Visitation for Ross will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Fairview Baptist Church on Locust Hill Road. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.

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