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Samuel Gross

  • Birth 9 May 1891 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 Sep 1934 Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section I, Lot 50
  • Memorial ID 7227433

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


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 2 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7227433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Gross (9 May 1891–13 Sep 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7227433, citing Har Nebo Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .