VICTOR M GROSS

VICTOR M GROSS - 2LT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • cherry hill
  • COUNTY:
  • Camden
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • August 30, 1946
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • October 07, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • 2LT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Victor Mahlon Gross was born on August 30, 1946, to Dr. Benjamin and Sydney Gross. His home of record is Cherry Hill, NJ. He had one brother, Charles. His father was a prominent Camden osteopath during the 40s, 50s and 60s. Victor graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ. He attended Dickinson College in PA as a member of the Class of 1968, but never graduated.

Victor entered the US Army and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant (2LT).

Gross was killed in action on October 7, 1967 in the Mekong Delta. He had only been in Vietnam for less than three weeks. He was first posted as missing in Long An Province on his first night combat mission as an infantry unit commander. He was later recorded as died while missing due to hostile action. He is buried in Crescent Cemetery in Pennsauken, NJ.

Sources: Al Dobbins (friend) and NJVVMF.

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