Sunday, July 17, 2011

US Army Specialist Frank Gross

US Army Specialist Frank R. Gross, died in Kandahar on 16th July 2011 from injuries he received when a roadside bomb caused his vehicle to roll over in Khowst province.

25-year-old Spc. Gross, from Oldsmar, Florida, served with the 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Gross was born in Virginia Beach and enlisted in the Army in May 2010, said Chris Haug, chief of media relations for Fort Hood public affairs.

His mother, Antonia, said in a phone interview that Spc. Gross had deployed to Afghanistan on 28th June this year. Her last correspondence with him was via a Skype call a week before he died.

Spc. Gross leaves his parents Antonia and Craig and his sister Natalie.


  1. Frank played baseball at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo, Florida with my son, Joseph Rasor who is a US Marine. He was a great friend and pretty good catcher. My son is also currently in Afghanistan. My love and prayers go out to his family.

    Carol Rasor

  2. Frank was a great friend of mine from college at Full Sail University. A great guy and great friend and will be dearly missed.

  3. Loyalty
    Selfless Service
    Personal Courage

    Frank lived and died by the 7 core Army values.Your blue star has turned GOLD.

    Heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done regardless of the consequences.

    Son, you have been deployed to guard the gates of Heaven, rest easy now've earned the right.

    Frank's mom

  4. This is my son. My fishing buddy! My golfing buddy! My shooting buddy! My Scrabble buddy! My son! Frank, I miss you more than anyone will ever know.
    Please tell all those who have gone on before us, with you in heaven now, that we said, "hello" and we will see you soon!
    Bless you, my son! Bless you!


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