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Samuel Gross
Birth: May 9, 1891
Death: Sep. 13, 1934

Haitian Campaign 1915 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Samuel Marguilies. He served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps in the 23d Company. His citation reads "In company with members of the 5th, 13th, 23d Companies and the marine and sailor detachment from the USS Connecticut, Gross participated in the attack on Fort Riviere, Haiti, 17 November 1915. Following a concentrated drive, several different detachments of marines gradually closed in on the old French bastion fort in an effort to cut off all avenues of retreat for the Caco bandits. Approaching a breach in the wall which was the only entrance to the fort, Gross was the second man to pass through the breach in the face of constant fire from the Cacos and, thereafter, for a 10-minute period, engaged the enemy in desperate hand-to-hand combat until the baston was captured and Caco resistance neutralized. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Har Nebo Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section I, Lot 50
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7227433
Samuel Gross
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- R I P
 Added: Oct. 7, 2013
Thank you for your most valued service to our country. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: May. 9, 2013
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