Chuck Ross: Combat Cameraman

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EDMONTON – It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a great friend and Canadian Film Pioneer, Charles (Chuck) Ross. Chuck passed away peacefully May 16, 2010 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Chuck is survived by his loving wife Verna, and son James. NOTE: I wrote this article over the summer of 2007 after having visited Chuck in Edmonton and sitting down with him to do a video interview. It is offered here in memory of Chuck Ross who passed away May 16, 2010. Use of the contents of this article is freely given with ackowledgement of its source; www.canadianfilmandphotounit.ca. PHOTOGS TAKE PRISONERS “Photographers have…

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CSC Combat Camera Award

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The following story is used with permission by Lieutenant-Colonel Réjean Duchesneau, MBA Head, Defence Public Affairs Learning Centre Chief of Staff (PA) PHOTO STORY CFPU veteran entrusts Award to DPALC By Lieutenant Ronald Alvarado OTTAWA- The Canadian Society of Cinematography (CSC) presented the CSC COMBAT CAMERA AWARD, a special achievement award to the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) during its annual awards banquet held in Toronto on March 27th. Sergeant (Ret) Charles “Chuck” Ross, one of only seven remaining members of the Unit, accepted the award accompanied by two members of the current Combat Camera team based in Ottawa. In a brief but moving acceptance speech, Mr. Ross…

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