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First Name: Richard

Last Name: Gross

Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Royal Oak, MI
Middle Name: Alban

Date of Birth: 12 February 1945

Date of Death: 03 September 1968

Rank: Lance Corporal

Years Served: 1967 - 1968
Richard Alban Gross

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Richard Alban Gross
Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

Richard Alban Gross entered the U.S. Marine Corps on 31 August 1967 at Royal Oak, MI.

On 3 September 1968, Lance Corporal Richard Alban Gross was serving with C Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division (Rein), III Marine Amphibious Force in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, LCpl Gross was killed in action when he sustained fragmentation wounds from enemy artillery fire. His body was recovered.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart with Gold Star
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Richard A Gross is located on Panel 45W Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Lance Corporal Richard Alban Gross is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Oakland County, MI, in Section 18, Lot 111, Grave 1.


Honoree ID: 250552   Created by: MHOH




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