“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

DeRon grew up in New York and where he made the decision to join the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, he began his career as a MM on the U.S.S. Memphis, the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, which he helped decommission, and stationed at the USMC Iwakuni. Later he would change specialty and become a LS at NASJRB New Orleans, which would be his last duty station.

DeRon was seen as a mentor and leader during his time with in the Navy. He would instantly be the first person to greet any new sailor and their family by offering to show them around town or having the family over for dinner. He was also ready at any moment’s notice to help those in need. DeRon became a member of Ephesus Seven Day Adventist Church in New Orleans, LA, where he also became co-advisor for the youth program. DeRon wanted to ensure the children had an outlet and had male figures present in their lives. LS2 DeRon Ross is greatly missed but continues to live on through his children.