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CURTIS EDWIN STELZER


is honored on Panel 9W, Line 102 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My uncle

    Posted on 12/21/16 - by Debra Anderson 4luckyandersons@gmail.com
    This is amazing, I just stumbled across this by accident. Curtis was my uncle (my mother's little brother). I was just shy of my 2nd birthday when he died. I have photos with him, but no actual memories. It was heartwarming to read what others have posted. Thank you! And a special Thanks to all who have served this great country of ours!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/29/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Curtis Edwin Stelzer, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • To insure your image lives forever

    Posted on 5/5/14 - by B F Van Valkenburgh
    Curt,
    I have had these photos of you in my album for 44 years and it is time to post them on this Wall of Faces. I forget who put the shaving cream on your ear but you laughed along with all the rest of us. You were to nice a person to be in that war; everyone in the squad and platoon liked you from day one not a simple feat back then.
    The second photo is you standing on the right of Victor Nash
    The tragedy was that you were killed a month or so into your tour by friendly fire while we were moving up the mountain side. We were all too young too young back then. You will always be Young and never get old.
    God bless you Curt,
    Bart A Co 3/8th 4th ID
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  • "A Shy Guy With A Great Smile And A Good Heart"

    Posted on 1/22/14 - by Larry Marks
    I worked with Curtis at Sharpe Army Depot in Lathrop, CA from 9/69 to 12/69. He was a Supply Clerk and I was an Assistant Company Clerk and MailRoom Clerk. I believe he worked under Sgt. Brackett. What I most remember about Curtis was how laid back and easy going a young man he was who was always willing to help with a ready smile. We were both fledgling military privates with uncertain futures. Had I not come and gone so quickly I would have drawn closer to Curtis as a guy you could trust and a friend you could count on. Not sure how but I was in Germany when I found out that he died in Vietnam. I remember feeling quite sad that someone so young and full of life could be taken so quickly from us. I keep Curtis in my prayers and as a fellow Vietnam veteran I honor his service to our Country. I shed a tear whenever I hear or play, "Stalking on Lodi Again". Peace My Friend! Larry Marks
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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 6/29/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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The Wall of Faces

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