26 year old Army Staff Sergeant Eric Ross died in combat Friday.
Ross was born in Maine and graduated from Orono High School in 1998. His parents, Doug Poor and Rhonda Bickmore, live in Corinth and Levant. Staff Sergeant Ross is survived by his wife, Allison, and two children, 7 year old Trevor and 4 year old Megan.
There is no word yet on funeral arrangements. Governor Baldacci has ordered that all flags be lowered to half staff on the day Ross is laid to rest.
In the meantime, a fund has been established to help Staff Sergeant Ross’ kids. If you’d like to help you can send donations to the Trevor and Megan Ross Fund, care of Maine Savings Bank, P.O. Box 247 Corinth, Maine 04427.