Frank Gross Papers
This collection consists of clippings, programs, correspondence, awards, photographs, and an audio CD pertaining to Frank Gross's time in Korea and his musical career. Most of his songs deal with his service in the Korean War and specifically the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (also spelled Changjin Reservoir).
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This collection consists of clippings, programs, correspondence, awards, photographs, and an audio CD pertaining to Frank Gross's time in Korea and his musical career.
Frank George Gross, nicknamed The Saltwater Cowboy, was born on January 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Marine Corps in 1948, and he and several of his fellow soldiers formed a country band. When the Korean War broke out, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 7th 1st Division. Gross was seriously injured in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (also spelled Changjin Reservoir) and evacuated to Philadelphia. He was separated from the Marines on October 31, 1951 and returned to playing country music. He has since written a number of well-received songs about his service in Korea.
Collection consists of seven folders divided into three series: Music and Musical Career; Photographs; and Audio Compact Disks.
Frank Gross donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in February 2002.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA