Community comes together to honor fallen Marine

Gillette, WY – Thousands of Campbell County residents lined Gillette-area roads to honor a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

The body of 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Ross arrived Wednesday at Gillette-Campbell County Airport. A procession escorted his casket to Family Life Church on Highway 50.

The Defense Department says Ross died March 24 in combat operations in Helmand Province.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, followed by burial at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.

Ross was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.