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Ross A McGinnis from Knox, Pennsylvania.

Age 19 in the Army Rank Pfc, 1st Battalian, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed when a grenade was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq.

A Schweinfurt, Germany-based infantryman who jumped on a grenade to save other troops is being recommended for the Medal of Honor.

The 1st Infantry Division soldier, Spc. Ross Andrew McGinnis, 19, was killed Dec. 4 while on a combat patrol in Baghdad.

Soldiers in his unit said he used his body to cover a grenade that had been thrown into his Humvee by an enemy fighter on a nearby rooftop.

McGinnis’ actions probably saved the lives of the four other soldiers in the vehicle, his company commander and other officials said during a Tuesday memorial ceremony.