Funeral arrangements announced yesterday state that Former Ft. Sill Commander Major General John Rossi, will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Fort Bliss National Cemetary in Fort Bliss, Texas.

The announcement stated that visitation will be held between 5 and 9 p.m. on Friday at the 1st Armored Division Chapel in Fort Bliss, Texas. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the same building. Internment will immediately follow at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Those wishing to donate flowers may do so, sending arrangements to Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Air Defense Artillery Association Scholarship or to the Air Defense Artillery Museum. Please notate your donation preferences in the “merchant notes”. In lieu of online donations, checks may be mailed to the Air Defense Artillery Association Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 33727, Fort Sill, OK 73503.

The Major Genera was scheduled to take command at Redstone Arnesal in Huntsville, Alabama on August 1st; he was also to have received a third star on the same day. Rossi's July 31st death is still under investigation.