Dewitt Javan Ross


Textile Engineering

Cadet Colonel, Brigade Commander; High Honors; Tiger Brotherhood; Blue Key; Scabbard and Balde; Phi Psi; Phi Kappa Phi; Bobbin and Beaker; Sigma Epsilon; Senior Council; Baptist Student Union; YMCA Council; Pershing Rifles; Senior Platoon; Who’s Who; Commencement Marshal; Honor Military Graduate; National Textile Association Bronze Medal 1941.

West Columbia, SC

Parents - Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ross; sister - Elaine Ross; and brother - Hasell G. Ross

Army, Captain

8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Jul 19, 1920

Nov 8, 1943

Died in a swimming accident in a river near Apalachicola while stationed at Camp Gordon Johnson, Florida.


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Rites Today for Capt. D.J. Ross

Services for Capt. Dewitt J. Ross, 23, of West Columbia, who was drowned in Florida on Monday, will be conducted at West Columbia Baptist Church.  While a student at Clemson, Capt. Ross won highest academic honors and was Cadet Colonel of the graduating class.  He graduated Clemson College in 1941.

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