The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and “a fixture of leadership in his unit and in the local community,” according to Fort Stewart’s public affairs office.
Specialist Pierre Ross was riding a motorcycle to work when it struck a vehicle whose driver reportedly was pulling out from Gause Street. Hinesville police are investigating the crash.
According to Fort Stewart, Ross, who was married and has two sons, was born in Camden, Arkansas on March 19, 1992.
He attended Camden Fairview High School and upon graduation attended the Tulsa School of Welding where he achieved his welding certificate in 2012.
Ross enlisted in the Army on Sept. 3, 2013 and attended basic combat training as a member of Bravo Company 3-34 IN at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
In 2014, upon graduation from the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Ross was assigned to the 546thMilitary Police Company, 385thMilitary Police Battalion as a supply specialist.
In 2016, Ross was assigned to the 197thMilitary Police Detachment, 385thMilitary Police Battalion as the detachment supply sergeant.
Ross was often selected for the most challenging duties and always excelled, officials said.
Ross also volunteered more than 500 hours in support of the Liberty County Recreation Department coaching youth football and assisting the LCRD leadership in maintaining equipment.
Ross’ awards include the meritorious service medal, awarded posthumously, the Army achievement medal with one oak left cluster, the Army good conduct medal, the national defense service medal, the global war on terrorism service medal, the Army service ribbon and military outstanding volunteer service medal.
Spc. Ross is survived by his wife and his two sons. Funeral services will be held in Camden, Arkansas.