MARK I GROSS
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

MARK IRWIN GROSS

WALL NAME

MARK I GROSS

PANEL / LINE

7W/131

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/13/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK IRWIN GROSS
POSTED ON 2.5.2022
POSTED BY: Mike Archer

I was with Mark in Vietnam.

Mark Gross was one of the nicest guys I ever met, but all of our medics were awesome people. I would like to talk to his family, anytime. This guy was special, he always checked to see how I was, he knew I was only 18. Respectfully, Mike Archer
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POSTED ON 5.27.2019
POSTED BY: Linda Koss Cohen

I think of you often

Good friend and school mate. May your memory continue to be a blessing.
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POSTED ON 2.13.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Mark Gross,
Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO. Thank you for the lives you saved. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.1.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Mark I. Gross

On March 18, 1969, the U.S. Army’s 198th Brigade and the 6th Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Regiment embarked upon Operation Geneva Park in Quang Ngai Province, RVN, a mission to eliminate the enemy forces within their area of operation while stressing pacification and combined U.S./ARVN operations. On October 13, 1970, a command element of the 198th Brigade was devastated when a member of the B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Command Group detonated a booby-trap while moving to a night defensive position 12 miles northwest of Quang Ngai City. Nine U.S. personnel were killed and six were wounded in the blast. An ARVN interpreter accompanying them was also killed. The explosion was caused by either a booby-trapped 105mm or 155mm artillery round. Lost in the blast from B/1-52 were commander CPT Robert E. Harper, radioman SP4 Ricks A. Hutson, and infantrymen SP4 Larry A. Walker and PFC Stephen M. Cady; from Headquarters Company (1-52): chaplain CPT Phillip A. Nichols, and medics SP4 Mark I. Gross and PFC Eugene O. Brown; and from D Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery: 1LT Lawrence M. Sullivan and SP4 Anibal P. Lozada-Vichy. Three medivac “dustoffs” were required to remove the dead and wounded from the field. The seriously wounded were taken to both the 27th Surgical Hospital and the 91st Evacuation Hospital at Chu Lai. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Operational Report, Lesson Learned, Headquarters, 23rd Infantry Division, period ending October 1970]
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POSTED ON 7.14.2014
POSTED BY: Ricki

We were neighbors and friends

You were such a kind man and a good friend. We all would hang out on our street every summer night, laughing and just beings kids.
Mark was newly married and it pained me to learn of his death...and to pay a condolence call to a 22 year old widow. I was very naive about the war and losing Mark and my boyfriend John really opened my eyes to the reality of war and the emptiness I felt to lose people dear to me. I honestly thought John and I would get married but now I'll never know.
It was a time to grow up fast and many of us were unprepared for the ensuing grief.
Rest in peace; neither of you will ever be forgotten.
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