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Matthew M. Ross

Age: 37

Rank: Master sergeant

Branch of service: Air Force

Hometown: Modesto

High school: Grace Davis High, Class of 1986

Specialty: Personnelist

Currently serving in: Izmir, Turkey

Family: Parents, Stan and Joyce Ross of Modesto

Of note: Ross has served at bases in Korea, Guam and England. A new assignment in the fall will return him to Guam. His service also included Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Pat Machado

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

or e-mail to: