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is honored on Panel 32W, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • For MAJ. Richard John CURRY, USA...another of Altoona's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us!!

    Posted on 5/7/15
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Major Curry, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Altoona is very proud of you, Sir! You had sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land! ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I honestly and strongly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I admire so greatly and immensely as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Major! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • My dad

    Posted on 12/31/14 - by Kristen
    If anyone visiting happens to have any memories or photos of my father, Richard (Dick) J. Curry, I would love to hear from you. I am his daughter. I am doing well and happy. I feel blessed there are people who still remember him and have reached out here with such kind remarks and memories.
    Peace to all of you in the New Year,
  • Photos of Maj Curry in VN

    Posted on 10/20/14 - by LTC(Ret) William B. Oaborn wbcar054@outlook .com
    I served with and worked for Maj Curry in VN in 1968. I have sent remembrance before but had to change my Email address. I have some photos of Maj Curry that I would like to send to his relatives, so if someone could send me an address I will be glad to send them. Thank you and God bless his family.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Richard John Curry, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 12/29/12

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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