TLBTV: The American Vision – “They Buried My Son in Arlington”

With Guest - Veteran advocate & Gold Star Dad - Craig Gross

“They Buried My Son in Arlington” – With Guest – Veteran Advocate & Gold Star Dad – Craig Gross

Corporal Frank Gross was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, Gravesite 8311 on his birthday at 10:15 am on August 19th at the very same hour, Frankie’s grandfather and namesake, Lt. Frank R. Hankey U.S. Navy (Ret) was also buried in Arlington, not far from JFK’s burial site. In addition to that, Frankie’s grandmother Despina Hankey, is buried in Arlington as well.

Gold Star Family Honoring Veterans

Craig Gross and his wife Toni are Gold Star Parents who continue to honor and serve veterans. Their son, Corporal Frank R. Gross, was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan on 16 July 2011 from an IED explosion. Frankie was a graduate of Indian Rocks Christian High School and has a master’s degree from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.

Frankie’s Patriot BBQ

Craig and Toni Gross opened Frankie’s Patriot BBQ in 2013 in honor of Corporal Frank R. Gross. He was the only soldier in his unit who was KIA that entire year. Frankie’s Patriot BBQ opened with a mission to serve the local community in his memory through their involvement with dozens of nonprofit organizations. that benefit local veterans, first responders, and youth sports.

Frankie’s Patriot BBQ has given back more than $60,000 in the past 5 years and proudly support dozens of local Tampa Bay Area and national nonprofit organizations that support veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and children, including: The Fisher House, The USO, The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Veterans Counseling Veterans, Inc. of Tampa, Wounded Warriors Ability Ranch of Pinellas Park , local Pinellas and Hillsborough County VFW’s, Vietnam Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Heartstrings for Heroes, Oldsmar Fire Department, Oldsmar Little League, East Lake Little League, Gold Star Mothers of America, Gold Star Fathers of Florida, Gold Star Awareness and dozens of others.

Help Operation Frankie’s Patriot BBQ Serve their Community

Veterans are served complimentary meals at Frankie’s Patriot BBQ in Clearwater, FL on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. They host an annual Super Bowl Party at the USO Day Room at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida at no cost to those veterans who cannot leave the facility because of the extent of their injuries. Veterans are fed a great meal – along with homemade desserts. They provide food for all attendees at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Oldsmar Veterans Park in Oldsmar, FL.


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You can help support those that help most by donating or participating:

  • Donations in any amount are welcome and very much appreciate. You can donate online, stop by to drop off a donation at the restaurant, or mail a check.

  • Share the GoFundMe with your friends.

  • Drop by the restaurant and dine as often as you can.

  • Cater events of any size from 8 to 5,000. Call 813-317-6977 for catering info.

  • Rent the restaurant on any Sunday (or any day for the right price). You will have the restaurant to yourself and we will customize a menu to fit your event. This is perfect for fundraisers, corporate holiday parties, birthdays and family reunions.


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You can find out more about, and contact Craig by clicking on the links below:

Restaurant Website: Frankies Patriot BBQ

Facebook: Craig Gross

Facebook: Frankie’s Patriot BBQ

Twitter: Frankies Patriot BBQ

GoFundMe: Frankie’s Patriot BBQ


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The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is here to protect your interests, and to offer an alternative perspective on how to best solve the problems seniors face today.


About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of  ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’

Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.

Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.

As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.

Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.

Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18


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