Soldier’s death gave mother ‘new appreciation of what our military does’

Courtesy photo - Cpl. Frank Gross, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 19, what would have been his 26th birthday. Gross, the last Fort Hood soldier to die in the Global War on Terror, was killed in action on July 16 in Afghanistan. Gross enlisted in the Army in May 2010. His mother said he wanted to earn the respect of his soldiers before becoming an officer.

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