Christopher A. Grosse

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Harlingen, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant. Grosse was a rifleman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division on a search and destroy mission in Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam. While his platoon was moving in file down a trail, with Grosse as the second man, the platoon was ambushed by an enemy force.

Norm Hitzges, his friend and former roommate at the University of TX, described Corky as the type of person you instantly felt friendship for.

Corky loved to have a good time, and loved Mexican food with jalapenos as hot as you could get them!

Age: 22

Date of Death: March 28, 1968

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