ALBERT P. GROSS, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||June 15, 1921|
|Date of death:||January 3, 1944|
From the 1944 Lucky Bag:
Albert Patrick Gross
Al distinguished himself in many ways. We cheered him to many a victory as captain of the swimming team, realizing the conscientious effort and training it required to make a swimmer of his caliber. When the water in the natatorium no longer foamed from his wake, Al hurled a mean curve for the company softball team. His three stripes show that the Executive Department appreciated his leadership qualities as much as his classmates. Add a sincere, generous, good-humored nature to an athletic physique, and throw in an eye for beauty and you have Al, a gentleman and friend, an asset to any ship in any fleet.
He was also a first set striper.
The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
Thomas Ware, Jr. ’44 was also on the swim team.
|Class of 1944|
|Albert is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.|
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