Mark Irwin GrossSpecialist Four
HQ CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198 INF BDE
Army of the United States
11 May 1944 - 13 October 1970
New York, New York
Panel 07W Line 131
The database page for Mark Irwin Gross
A GODLY MAN...
I was a fellow medic and good friend of Mark's during our tour. "Doc" Gross was a hero many times over that year in saving the troops as they got hit ... I was a Christian and Mark was a Jew but we shared an open communication about God and what He must have thought about that awful war. I remember that Mark felt God's name was too holy to write out so he would write G*d instead. I'm looking forward to heaven so we can sit together and laugh again!
Brian "Doc" Bartlett
I was a neighbor and friend of Mark Gross. He was one of those all-around good guys. Always willing to lend an ear or to be of help. No wonder he became a medic.
I vividly remember paying a condolence call to his 22 year old widow, thinking what a disgrace it was ... it was unnatural for a young woman to be a widow. She was in Hawaii waiting for Mark for his R&R when he was killed on a land mine on his way to meet her.
May Mark rest in peace.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe MACV Summary for 13 October 1970 contains the following entry:
The nine men killed by the boobytrap were
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
a fellow medic in Mark's company,
523 Hopkins Road, Sandpoint Id 83864
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Feb 2003
Last updated 02/15/2008