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 1.11.2006
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES MARINE, A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE SILVER STAR, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE



CORPORAL

CURTIS EUGENE CRAWFORD


Service No. 2127011


who served with


GOLF COMPANY

2nd BATTALION

3rd MARINES

3rd MARINE DIVISION

FLEET MARINE FORCE PACIFIC


was a posthumous recipient of the


SILVER STAR

PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL




~~~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~~~




YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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The President of the United States

takes pride in presenting the

SILVER STAR MEDAL

to

CURTIS EUGENE CRAWFORD

Corporal

United States Marine Corps

for service as set forth in the following


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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2 OCTOBER 2000



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POSTED ON 3.7.2005

My friend

Curt and I grew up together in Dunkirk, N.Y. We were good friends, classmates and buddies through school. Curt will always be remembered in my heart and prayers for the supreme sacrifice he made for his fellow Marines, Corps, and country. Rest in peace my friend.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Corporal Curtis Eugene Crawford

I want to thank you Curtis Eugene Crawford, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, 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, although we never met personally, thank you Corporal Curtis E. Crawford, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 12.3.2001
POSTED BY: Shirley Popoff

My beloved son Curt

My beloved son Curt
To my dear son Curt,
You fulfilled your duties honorably and you went out to save one of your fellow Marines. I couldn't ask you to do anymore. You are my angel
and my hero. All our love, Mom.

Shirley would appreciate hearing from anyone who served with her son Curt in Vietnam. Please contact her by:
L.Costanzo
P.O. Box 92
Clarence Center, New York 14032
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