Russell Curtis
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Russell Curtis

NAME

Russell Curtis

HOME OF RECORD

Ava

DATE OF BIRTH

12/31/1945

STATE

MO

DATE OF DEATH

April 25, 2014

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

2020

Biography

Russell E. Curtis was born December 31, 1945, at Rockbridge (Douglas County) Missouri. He was a lifelong resident of the Ava (Douglas County) Missouri, community. He was the 11th of 14 children. Russell was inducted in the Army January 11th, 1968 and discharged August 14th, 1969. His service in Vietnam was during the period of July 1968 to August 1969 in the Battery B 1st Battalion 27th Artillery. During his service, Russell progressed from the rank of Private First Class to the rank of Acting Sergeant with the greatly increased responsibility of Chief of Section during firing. He received many medals; some of which included the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Marksman Badge with Auto Rifle Bar, and authorized the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation. On October 1, 1971 Russell and Linda Lindsey were united in marriage and had 3 children Lawson, Russell D. (Russ) and Robyn. He was a road grader operator for Douglas County, Missouri, for many years. He enjoyed trapping, fishing, hunting and cutting wood. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Family was, without a doubt, the thing he loved most in life. This veteran died at Rockbridge, Missouri, on April 25, 2014, of Agent Orange related lung cancer carcinoma. He has been greatly missed by many.

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR Russell Curtis
POSTED ON 6.20.2020
POSTED BY: Linda Curtis

Russell was loved by so many....

I met Russell the day he returned home from Vietnam at the Souder, Missouri general store. He was still in his uniform. I will never forget that moment. I wish I had been more mature and had more insight into all of the life changing trauma he had just been through in Vietnam. Russell always did the best he could...and he gave his all. His service to our country is certainly worthy of honor and this recognition. He was loved.
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