|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1944|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1968|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
Herbert, the son of Elbert E. and Hazel T. Cross and the brother of Kenneth A. Cross of Oakdale LA, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on May 27, 1967 in Rustin LA and was later commissioned as an Officer. He arrived in Vietnam on January 23, 1968 and was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
While on a patrol along the Song Yen River in near the village of La Chau in Hieu Duc District Quang Nam Province (AP) anti-personnel mine was detonated resulting in the death of three Marines and one who was wounded. Following the explosion the enemy opened fire, which was returned and continued until a reaction squad arrived forcing the VC to withdraw. 2dLt Cross was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of multi fragmentation wounds.
2Lt Cross was presented a posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device "For meritorious service from January 27 to April 8 1968."
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel 48E - Line 52
Herbert Terrell Cross
Frank James Mastromatteo
Billy Joe Vickers
E. E. "Bert" Cross (1899 - 1981)
Kenneth Alan Cross (1932 - 2011)*
Herbert Terrell Cross (1944 - 1968)
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Herald
Record added: Mar 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7230687
HERBERT T CROSS is on the Wall at Panel 48E Line 052. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.|
Billy M. Brown
Added: Mar. 30, 2012
Added: Nov. 25, 2011
www.virtualwall.org/dc/CrossHT01a.htmLink to Vietnam Wall.|
Judi Sweat Barr
Added: Sep. 12, 2011
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