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SPC Ross Andrew McGinnis
Birth: Jun. 14, 1987
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq

Iraq War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. McGinnis of Knox, Pennsylvania distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while on duty in Baghdad, Iraq, when an insurgent tossed a grenade into the Humvee he and four others were sitting in. While manning the gunner's hatch, McGinnis saw the device as it flew past him and down through the hatch before it lodged near the radio. Realizing he didn't have time to throw it out of the vehicle, he shouted a warning to the others before he threw himself on the grenade thereby saving the lives of the other individuals. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany. McGinnis is the fourth man awarded the nation's highest military honor for actions in Iraq. He was also the recipient of the Silver Star. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Site 8544
GPS (lat/lon): 38.87683, -77.06366
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Dec 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16919355
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