OLDSMAR, Fla. — When people stop by Veterans Memorial Park in Oldsmar, they’re met with a statue honoring Cpl. Frank Gross and a bench with his picture on it. It’s a photo the American hero’s father took of him.
“He was just an outstanding young man,” said Cpl. Gross’ father, Craig Gross, wearing dog tags with his son’s photo.
Cpl. Gross was killed in action July 16, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. He was on a recovery mission for a mine sweeper when they hit an IED.
“Yes, it’s good news for me because hopefully at the end of the day, he’ll be coming home on an airplane back into his son’s life my daughter’s life,” said Anderson-Dell.