Ben Cross Memorial VMM-265 Osprey

Ben Cross Memorial VMM-265 Osprey poster art.

Ben Cross was an Osprey Pilot for VMM-265 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa. When the world lost Ben on August 5th, 2017, it truly lost one of its best. Ben, aka “TUSK”, lived his life with purpose. If there was something to experience, he tried it. If there was somewhere to go, he went. He loved the MV-22 and was beyond passionate about the Marine Corps. While those closest to him wish more than anything to have him back, there is no doubt that he died doing what he loved, and what he was meant to do. – Ben graduated from the prestigious “Virginia Military Institute” and received numerous scholarships, including a President’s Award for Academic Excellence and a U.S. Marine Corps NROTC scholarship. He graduated in 2013 and was commissioned into the Marines. This artwork is to honor Ben, his family, and friends, for his selfless service and sacrifice for our country!

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) is a United States Marine Corps transport squadron consisting of MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The squadron, known as the “Dragons”, is based at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.

All Proceeds of the sales of this artwork go to “The Capt Benjamin R. Cross memorial scholarship fund”: HERE . If you would like to donate directly, please select “scholarships” and enter your card info and annotate that it’s for “The Ben Cross Memorial scholarship fund”.  – Thank you!

$755.00 was donated on June 4th 2018


Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Samantha is an Air Force veteran and an extremely talented illustrator, if you want to see more amazing art browse her portfolio.

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