ROBERT B CURRAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 123 OF THE WALL

ROBERT BRUCE CURRAN

WALL NAME

ROBERT B CURRAN

PANEL / LINE

3W/123

DATE OF BIRTH

08/16/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/05/1971

HOME OF RECORD

AURORA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Will County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT BRUCE CURRAN
POSTED ON 12.21.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 5.31.2021
POSTED BY: THOMAS R WALKER

Sacrificed for me

Robert was killed on Aug 5th 1971, the same date the draft lottery called my birthdate as a high number, leading to me not being called up. Robert sacrificed his life for his country, his fellow soldiers, and me. I will forever be grateful.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.16.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sp4 Robert Currabn
Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Happy St. Pat's. 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 2.13.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Robert B. Curran

SP4 Robert B. Curran, SP4 Marshal E. Naffziger, and SSGT James C. Reamer were armor crewmen, and SP4 Robert D. “Sam” Severson and SP4 Rodrick Troup infantrymen, all serving with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On August 5, 1971, their unit was on its seventh day of a 30-day armored combat patrol consisting of nine M113 armored personnel carriers (APC’s) and three M551 Sheridan tanks. The lead APC was being operated by SP4 Severson with the other four soldiers traveling on top of the vehicle. While crossing a rice paddy, a command-detonated mine was exploded, flipping Severson’s APC on its top. He and the four men riding above were killed instantly. At that same moment, Viet Cong hidden in the creek bed and tree lines surrounding the paddy opened fire. In the ensuing firefight, another B Trooper from one of the Sheridan crews, SSGT Johnny E. Jones, was fatally injured by small arms fire. Two others were wounded. Fifteen minutes later, the enemy broke contact and disappeared into the jungle. Dismounted patrols searched the area and found no trace of them or any evidence of enemy casualties. A medivac was requested, and the six casualties and two wounded were “dusted off” to the 75th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang. After examining the wrecked APC, it was surmised that the blast was caused by 150 pounds of nitrostarch, undoubtedly constructed from dud Allied rounds. All personal items were removed from the damaged vehicle, and the track was stripped of its weapons and radios. Using cables, two other tracks then righted the APC, and it was lifted from the paddy by a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter to a waiting M88 Recovery Vehicle which carried it back to base. B Troop then resumed its patrol. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Jimmy Kyzer; image courtesy Jimmy Kyzer]
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