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CURTIS FRANKLIN BAGGETT


is honored on Panel 37E, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi Marine

    Posted on 12/23/08 - by A.Dillard raleigh.native@hotmail.com
    Come home at last with no
    call to honor or flags flying with breeze. In a war no one wanted but most fought in it, your dying bought honor and glory to all. Your valor is not tarnish nor your death meaningless. I know not you my brother, but know you in many ways. Your grave will be a shrine to all and the flag will fly above your grave for I put it there but you paid for it with your blood. It is your flag and mine, and forever it will fly. Sleep well Marine for we will meet one day in heaven with all the other Marines. Semper Fi
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  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Posted on 3/29/05 - by Mike McCrossen, Kilo Co. USMC buzzbait@bak.rr.com
    Sgt Baggett was an absolutely great guy. I was proud to have served with him. Unfortunately, we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. He, like so many others, are gone, but will never be forgotten.
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  • Thank you SSGT Curtis Franklin Baggett

    Posted on 2/6/04 - by Donald Lytle afarmersboy@yahoo.com
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Curtis Franklin Baggett, for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you SSGT Curtis F. Baggett, for a job exceptionally well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NAVY CROSS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Posted on 8/9/00 - by CLAY MARSTON
    STAFF SERGEANT

    CURTIS FRANKLIN BAGGETT


    PLATOON SERGEANT

    COMPANY " K "

    3rd BATTALION

    5th MARINES

    1st MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )


    was a posthumous recipient of the


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NAVY CROSS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~





    ~ ~ ~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~ ~ ~





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE







    CITATION

    FOR AWARD OF THE


    NAVY CROSS


    TO


    STAFF SERGEANT

    CURTIS FRANKLIN BAGGETT


    For extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Sergeant

    with Company " K ", Third Battalion, Fifth Marines,

    First Marine Division ( Reinforced ), in connection with operations

    against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the

    afternoon of 6 February 1968, Staff Sergeant Baggett's

    platoon was attached to Company " G ", Second Battalion,

    Third Marines, Third Marine Division ( Reinforced ), which was

    heavily engaged with a numerically superior North Vietnamese

    Army Force occupying fortified positions in the village of

    Phong Luc (1) in Quang Nam Province. As his unit assaulted

    the enemy, the Marines came under intense automatic weapons,

    mortar, and B - 40 rocket fire. Although armed with only a .45

    calibre pistol, Staff Sergeant Baggett quickly rallied his men and

    led them in a determined assault against the hostile emplacements,

    overrunning one position and seizing a light machine gun after

    annihilating two enemy soldiers. Ignoring the hostile fire around

    him, he unhesitatingly led his men in assaulting the enemy, who

    were firing from positions in a nearby tree line, utilizing the

    confiscated machine gun to deliver effective fire as he advanced.

    Observing that the enemy was located in a well prepared trench

    line, he disregarded his own safety and courageously manoeuvered

    to a position approximately five metres from the rear of the

    North Vietnamese emplacments. He exposed himself to enemy

    hand grenades and .50 calibre machine - gun fire in order to bring

    effective fire to bear on the entrenched enemy. Subsequently moving

    to a partially destroyed Vietnamese hut, he delivered a heavy

    volume of fire against the enemy and repeatedly manoeuvered into

    the fire - swept area to pinpoint the source of enemy fire and direct

    the actions of his men. Disregarding his personal safety, he

    steadfastly maintained his vulnerable position until he was killed

    by a North Vietnamese B - 40 rocket round. By his intrepid

    fighting spirit, superior leadership, and unwavering devotion to duty

    at the risk of his own life, Staff Sergeant Baggett inspired all

    those who observed him, contributed significantly to the defeat of

    the enemy, and upheld the highest traditions of the United States

    Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service .

    He gallantly gave his life for his country.






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