August Barton Cross was born on 16 May 1932 in Gassaway, Braxton, West Virginia to August Barton Cross Sr., and Wretha Belle Nine.
Corporal Cross was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea. He was listed as missing in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 17, 1952. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
The Chattanooga Times, August 16, 1952
Army Pfc. August B. Cross Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. August B. Cross Sr., 318 Williams Drive, has been missing in action in Korea since July 17, his parents were informed by the Department of Defense yesterday. Pfc. Cross, 20, and automatic rifleman with the U.S. Second Division, was graduated from Tyner High School in the June class of 1951, and entered army duty in July. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and went to Korea last December. A letter received recently, his father said, indicated he had been in combat only a few days before he was reported missing.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 16 May 1932
- Date of death: 17 July 1952
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Second Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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