CURTIS E CRAWFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

CURTIS EUGENE CRAWFORD

WALL NAME

CURTIS E CRAWFORD

PANEL / LINE

15E/115

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DUNKIRK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chautauqua County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS EUGENE CRAWFORD
POSTED ON 2.28.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Medal Citation

Curtis Eugene Crawford

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Curtis Eugene Crawford (MCSN: 2127011), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company G, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division in Vietnam on 28 February 1967. On this day Company G made solid contact with a larger enemy force in the vicinity of Hill 124, just northwest of Cam Lo. The enemy was well dug-in and was able to put out such a volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire that the company was pinned down. Under a hail of hostile fire, Corporal Crawford, a machine gun squad leader, brought his guns forward and set them up on the left flank of his platoon's most forward positions, only 40 meters from enemy emplacements. From this position, he caught sight of a Marine who had been wounded during one of the earlier assaults. Unhesitatingly, he bounded forward, exposing himself to enemy fire to render assistance to the fallen Marine. As he cleared his cover an enemy sniper opened up from close range wounding him in the leg and knocking him to the ground. Ignoring his wound, Corporal Crawford was able to whirl and send a lethal burst of rifle fire into the sniper's spider hole, killing him. He then continued to move forward to the Marine casualty. He had advanced only several more meters, when he was fired upon again and mortally wounded. Corporal Crawford's selfless courage, perseverance and loyal devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Curtis Eugene Crawford, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Cpl Curtis Crawford,
Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. Your 51st anniversary is soon - sigh. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.7.2017
POSTED BY: Lon

A Marine Hero...read his Silver Star Medal Citation below


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company G, Second Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division in Vietnam on 28 February 1967. On this day Company G made solid contact with a larger enemy force in the vicinity of Hill 124, just northwestof Cam Lo. The enemy was well dug-in and was able to put out such a volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire that the company was pinned down. Under a hail of hostile fire, Corporal Crawford, a machine gun squad leader, brought his guns forward and set them up on the left flank of his platoon's most forward positions, only 40 meters from enemy emplacements. From this position, he caught sight of a Marine who had been wounded during one of the earlier assaults. Unhesitatingly, he bounded forward, exposing himself to enemy fire to render assistance to the fallen Marine. As he cleared his cover an enemy sniper opened up from close range wounding him in the leg and knocking him to the ground. Ignoring his wound, Corporal Crawford was able to whirl and send a lethal burst of rifle fire into the sniper's spider hole, killing him. He then continued to move forward to the Marine casualty. He had advanced only several more meters when he was fired upon again and mortally wounded. Corporal Crawford's selfless courage, perseverance and loyal devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country
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POSTED ON 11.7.2017
POSTED BY: K

Silver Star Recipient for Bravery...God Bless You Curtis

He died a Marine’s Death....Weapon in hand....fighting and protecting his Marine Brothers
We still remember you Curtis
We still talk about you
God Bless You Marine
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