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First Name: Ollie

Last Name: Gross

Birthplace: OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: Hillsboro, OH
Middle Name: James

Date of Birth: 25 June 1944

Date of Death: 23 April 1969

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served: 1963 - 1969
Ollie James Gross

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Ollie James Gross
Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy

On 23 April 1969, Petty Officer First Class Ollie James Gross was serving with DET-4, HA(L)-3, U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam, in Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, PO1 Gross died of other causes in the crash of the helicopter (due to non-hostile action) in which he was a crew member. His body was recovered.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Air Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Naval Air Crew Badge


The name Ollie J Gross is located on Panel W26 Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Petty Officer First Class Ollie James Gross is buried at New Market Baptist Church Cemetery in New Market, Highland County, OH.

Honoree ID: 250551   Created by: MHOH




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