Gross home in Vicksburg after deployment

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 25, 2009

VICKSBURG — Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Amesha J. Gross has returned to the 412th Engineer Command based in Vickburg after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

While deployed, Gross was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Gulf Region Division, Personnel/Administrative Section as a human resource sergeant. The Gulf Region Division is a joint effort comprised of 600 civilians, soldiers, sailors and airmen, who provide quality and sustainable engineering support to civil/military construction in Iraq.

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The Reserve staff sergeant has served in the military for 12 years.

She is the daughter of Willie and Minnie Gross. and sister of Rosaland Mixon of Tunica.

The sergeant graduated in 1996 from Rosa-Fort High School, Tunica and received a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Alcorn State University in Lorman.