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Sgt LeGrande Corwin "Corkey" Cross
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1914
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1944, Italy

Graveside Rites To Honor Army Sergeant

Graveside funeral services for Sgt. LeGrande Corwin (Corkey) Cross, who died Feb. 19, 1944, near Naples, Italy, of wounds suffered in action Jan. 8, 1944, will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Cemetery by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sergeant Cross was born Oct. 23, 1914, in San Francisco, Calif., a son of Earl and Martha E. Davies Cross, and had resided most of his life in Salt Lake City. He received his education in Salt Lake City schools and was employed by the Holsum Bread Company for 11 years prior to entering the Army in October, 1941. He trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., and while there volunteered for special service with the United States and Canadian paratroopers force. After further training at Helena, Mont., he was sent to Kiska, Alaska, and was transferred to Italy in the fall of 1943. Survivors include his parents, 537 East Third South St., and two brothers, Elmer C., and Don E. Cross, Salt Lake City, and a sister, Mrs. John Rogers, Salt Lake City.  (The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1948, p. A9, Col. 1) 
 
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 Parents:
  Earl Benjamin Cross (1884 - 1976)
  Martha Elizabeth Davies Cross (1885 - 1964)
 
 Siblings:
  LeGrande Corwin Cross (1914 - 1944)
  Lillian V. Cross Hufford (1917 - 1972)*
  Earl Robert Cross (1919 - 1924)*
  Don Elwin Cross (1924 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73105882
Sgt LeGrande Corwin Corkey Cross
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Sgt LeGrande Corwin Corkey Cross
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Sgt LeGrande Corwin Corkey Cross
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Thank you for your service
- L Beacon
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013
Remember our Veterans.. Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties....Thanks Corkey for your service in WWII
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012

- mokennehan
 Added: Jul. 9, 2011
 
 
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