DONALD L CURTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

DONALD LEO CURTIN

WALL NAME

DONALD L CURTIN

PANEL / LINE

22W/87

DATE OF BIRTH

09/06/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SOMERVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD LEO CURTIN
POSTED ON 4.30.2015
POSTED BY: Donna Derba Fries

Our American Hero

Donnie, thank you for your heroic service. May you rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 4.16.2015
POSTED BY: Bill Maloney

Memorial to Donnie Curtin

On September 6th 2014, Donnie Curtin's family, friends and high school
classmates dedicated a memorial to honor his sacrifice for his country on
what should have been his 70th birthday. The Memorial is an impressive stone of black Indian granite that is prominently placed in his native Somerville, Massachusetts, the city of his birth, in a neighborhood where he grew up and was well known, and at a field upon which he once competed. He will always be remembered as a special friend, lost well before his time, and a leader on the baseball field and basketball court at Matignon High School.
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POSTED ON 4.1.2015

Donald L Curtin Memorial

On September 6th 2014, Donnie Curtin's family, friends and high school
classmates dedicated a memorial to honor his sacrifice for his country on
what should have been his 70th birthday. The Memorial is an impressive stone of black Indian granite that is prominently placed in his native Somerville, Massachusetts, the city of his birth, in a neighborhood where he grew up and was well known, and at a field upon which he once competed. He will always be remembered as a special friend, lost well before his time, and a leader on the baseball field and basketball court at Matignon High School.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2013
POSTED BY: Mark E Tury

That horrible night

Donald was at the LP (listening post) with Luis Simancas and squad leader Sgt. Ed Hardwick. Outside of the perimeter on Tomahawk. When we came under attack by a reinforced NVA battalion, they didn't stand a chance. The whole firebase was completely over run. Many killed, many more wounded, including myself. We fought our way across the firebase in a rescue attempt, but were too late. My squad leader, Sgt. Albert Wall was also killed and died in the arms of 1st platoons RTO, Greg Kaepp. I don't know how I lived through it.
Think about my buddies lost all the time.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CPL Donald Leo Curtin, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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