ROCKY POINT, NC, US
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, 2D BN 6TH MAR, (RCT-7, I MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
04/04/2010, CAMP DWYER, AFGHANISTAN
Words cannot express the love for a fallen Marine Lance Corporal.
Ross Steven Carver was killed in action in Marjah during his second deployment to Afghanistan. Carver was raised in North Carolina by his father Doug Carver and the rest of the family. Ross was a 2007 graduate of E.A. Laney High School where he participated in ROTC. Carver enlisted in the U.S.Marine Corps after graduation which fulfilled his dream to be part of the military. His inspiration to serve as a Marine came from the example of his older brother who is also a Marine.
In his own words Marine Lance Corporal Carver explained that his interests were simple:
“I am a United States Marine. I am happily married to a girl by the name of Brandy Carver and we have a handsome little boy named William,” an autobiographical section reads. “I enjoy running, tennis, playing my Xbox 360, shooting big guns and rockets, hanging out with my family and friends.”
Marine Lance Corporal Carver was a devoted son, brother, husband and father. He always went out of his way to help anyone he could. He loved life and was planning on re-enlisting.
He is survived by his wife, Brandy Carver, and his son, William Carver, of Jacksonville, N.C.; his father, Douglas Carver of Rocky Point, N.C.; mother, Angie Welgatt of Evergreen, CO.; brothers, SGT. Robert Carver of Sneads Ferry, N.C., and Dolten Carver and Jordan Carver of Rocky Point, N.C.; and a sister, Annie Carver.
He is loved by all and will be missed deeply.