Mark Irwin Gross

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
11 May 1944 - 13 October 1970
New York, New York
Panel 07W Line 131


Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Mark Irwin Gross

16 Feb 2003


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
523 Hopkins Road, Sandpoint Id 83864
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04 Jul 2007

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,
Rebecca (Ricki) Samuels

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The MACV Summary for 13 October 1970 contains the following entry:

The nine men killed by the boobytrap were

  • D Btry, 1st Bn, 14th Artillery
    • 1LT Lawrence M. Sullivan, Memphis, TN
    • SP4 Anibal P. Lozada-Wichy, Bayamon, PR

  • B Co, 1st Bn, 52nd Infantry
    • CPT Robert E. Harper, Houston, TX
    • SP4 Ricks A. Hutson, Monticello, AR
    • SP4 Larry A. Walker, Denair, CA
    • PFC Stephen M. Cady, St Louis, MO

  • HQ Co, 1st Bn, 52nd Infantry
    • CPT Phillip A. Nichols, Kalispell, MT
    • SP4 Mark I. Gross, New York, NY
    • PFC Eugene O. Brown, Richmond, VA
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a fellow medic in Mark's company,
Brian Bartlett
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