CURTIS H CROPPER
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

CURTIS HENRY CROPPER

WALL NAME

CURTIS H CROPPER

PANEL / LINE

12W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

08/02/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PASO ROBLES

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Luis Obispo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS HENRY CROPPER
POSTED ON 4.5.2020
POSTED BY: John Braun

RIO

LT Curtis Cropper, You are remembered. Sad not to see remembrances from family or those you served with.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Curtis Cropper,
Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Naval Flight Officer) from the U.S.S CORAL SEA. You are still MIA.
PLEASE COME HOME.
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 7.3.2015

Final Mission of LT Curtis H. Cropper

LT Curtis H. Cropper was a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) assigned to Fighter Squadron 151 onboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA. On April 5, 1970, he launched with his pilot, LT Tom Terrill, in their F-4B Phantom fighter/bomber on a combat mission into North Vietnam. Following the mission, Terrill and Cropper were returning to ship when their aircraft suddenly caught fire and they were forced to eject. The forces of the ejection, combined with the high speed, stunned them both. LT Terrill was recovered alive in the water, but LT Cropper was unconscious when he hit the water, and was unable to inflate his life jacket and raft or to detach himself from his parachute. The parachute disappeared from the surface of the water in no more than a minute's time. Search efforts did not locate LT Cropper. He was listed as Reported Dead. Because no remains were found, LT Cropper is also listed as Body Not Recovered, and his name is maintained among the rolls of the missing. The incident was not considered to be battle-related. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 4.5.2014
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD CTY.OHIO NAM VET 1969-70 ARMY 173rd ABN BDE 173rd ENGR CO

NOT FORGOTTEN

MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS.THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!
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POSTED ON 3.3.2014
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Curtis has a military marker in his memory at Paso Robles District Cemetery, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, CA.
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