Carlton Ross

CPL – E4 – Army – Selective Service
9th Infantry Division

Length of service 1 year
His tour began on Apr 5, 1968
In Kien Hoa, South Vietnam
Hostile, Ground Casualty
Other explosive device
Body was recovered

On Vietnam Wall
Panel 42W – Line 22

Corporal Carlton Ross was born on August 15, 1947, and was originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as a vehicle mechanic in A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 34th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division. His tour began on April 5, 1968. On September 26, 1968, Cpl. Ross was killed by an explosive device under hostile conditions in Kien Hoa province, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old at the time of his death. Cpl. Ross is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 42W, Line 22.


Photo courtesy; Tom Reese

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 August 1947
  • Date of death: 26 September 1968
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 34th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Bottom Panel
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