Ross, Dale L., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1941 - 1944
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First Lieutenant

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Home Town
Mt. Hope
Last Address

Date of Passing
Oct 02, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard,

The family of Dale L. Ross has requested your presence at a
graveside service with full military honors to be held
at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery,211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA
at 1300 hrs (1:00 p.m.)on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Dale joined the Air Force in 1941, where he became a pilot and flew
a 7th AAF transport plane.  While serving in the South Pacific, He
was awarded the 7th AAF "air medal" for "his skill, courage, and
devotion to duty while participating in the largest over-water
flights ever made over enemy controlled areas."

Mission Plan

Rally Point:  Rosauers Store, 1808 W Third Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
Rally Time:   1115 hrs (11:15 a.m.)
Briefing:     1130 hrs (11:30 a.m.)
KSU:          1145 hrs (11:45 a.m.)

The Patriot Guard will move from the Rally Point to a parking area
adjacent to the Upper Terrace Columbarium Wall at Greenwood Memorial
Cemetery.  Upon arrival, Patriot Guard will dismount, flag up, and
form a flag line at the graveside.

The Patriot Guard will remain in place for the graveside service,
military honors and then stand down.

Ride Captain: Larry "Commo" Griffith
Cage Support: Len and Nancy "The Geezers" Holmes


Dave "50wt" Kastel
Assistant State Captain Eastern Washington
Patriot Guard Riders
Other Comments:
 Dale L. Ross was born November 15, 1920 in Mt. Hope, Washington and passed away October 2, 2010 in Spokane. After growing up in east Spokane he met and married his beloved wife of 68 years, Glo Eloise Larson in 1941. Shortly thereafter Dale joined the Air Force where he became a pilot and flew a 7th AAF transport plane. While serving in the South Pacific, Lt. Ross was awarded the 7th AAF's "air medal" for "his skill, courage and devotion to duty while participating in the largest over-water flights ever made over enemy controlled areas." At the end of the war Dale returned to Spokane and, with his father, Emmet Ross, and brothers, Les and Emmet Jr. started Ross Transfer, a trucking company based in Spokane. When this company became successful it was purchased by Seattle Transfer. Then, in 1964 Dale and brother Lester purchased a small moving company and started Spokane Transfer & Storage Co. The brothers later purchased the McKinley school building on Napa Street which is still used as a company warehouse. After buying out Lester, Dale managed the business until he retired in 1985. Dale is survived by his brother; Jerry Ross; sons, Doug Ross, (Judith); Dave Ross (Sandy), and Kent Ross; grandsons and granddaughters; a great-grandson, and longtime companion Armallee Hass who provided love and support until his passing. A graveside service for the family will be held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on October 14th with a wake to follow from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at VFW Post 1435; 202 S. David, Spokane Valley, WA 99212. In lieu of flowers, Dale requested donations to be made to Hospice of Spokane.
Published in Spokesman-Review from October 10 to October 11, 2010
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