Walter R. Gross Jr.

Walter R. Gross Jr.

Born: April 15, 1933
Died: November 21, 2019

Lived in Portsmouth for 30 years

Walter R. Gross Jr.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Commendations: See details

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Craftmaster Insignia
  • Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS)
  • Expert Pistol Navy
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Korean Presidential Unit Citation
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal
  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Navy Occupation Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • United Nations Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal

Served During:

Korean War, Vietnam War,

Served In:

  • US Navy
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Combat Action Ribbon
Craftmaster Insignia
Craftmaster Insignia
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS)
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS)
Expert Pistol Navy
Expert Pistol Navy
Humanitarian Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Korean Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy
Navy "E" Ribbon
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy Occupation Medal
Navy Occupation Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
United Nations Medal
United Nations Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal

7 Good Conduct Award, 2 Meritorious Unit Commendations, Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Pistol .45 Cal Expert, Navy “E: Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Korean National Defense Medal (2), Japanese Occupation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Craftmaster Insignia, Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia, Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

Yard Craft Boat Captain/Craftmaster (13 years, 4 months)
Minesweeping Boatsmwain’s Mate (13 years, 4 months)

Last Duty Station:  NETC, Newport, RI

During his enlistment Walter served on several shore duties and ships and the most memorable for him were The USS Rochester CA-124 (The Gray Ghost), and the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides).

USS Rochester CA-124(The Gray Ghost)

USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)