Family of Marine Captain Ross Reynolds
On Friday, March 18th, four Marines were killed during a training exercise in Norway. One of those Marines, was Captain Ross Reynolds, A 27-year-old Leominster Massachusetts native.
Capt. Ross Reynolds, of Leominster, was onboard an Osprey aircraft that crashed during a NATO exercise, the Marine Corps said.
“Massachusetts mourns the loss of [Marine Corps Capt.] Ross Reynolds of Leominster, who tragically lost his life last week during a training exercise in Norway,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Sunday. “The Marines who tragically passed in the accident are all heroes. We honor his service to our nation and pray for his family.”
Reynolds was approaching five years of service in the Marines, during which he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He piloted Ospreys and was based at Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina.
In a statement, the Reynolds family said they were “broken-hearted” and left trying to imagine life without their son.
“We are in shock and are devastated by his loss. We will miss his smile, his hugs, his laughter. We will miss his energy and goodness. Ross was so caring, compassionate and committed, not only to his country, but also to being the best son, brother, husband, son-in-law, nephew, cousin, uncle, brother-in-law, friend and Marine that he could be. We appreciate all those who have reached out to support us at this difficult time. We pray for Ross and the other Marines lost in this tragic accident,” the family said.
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