CURTIS F BAGGETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

CURTIS FRANKLIN BAGGETT

WALL NAME

CURTIS F BAGGETT

PANEL / LINE

37E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

05/10/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

RALEIGH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wake County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS FRANKLIN BAGGETT
POSTED ON 10.29.2017
POSTED BY: K

This is a Great Marine...Navy Cross Recipient

18 Marines were KIA that day..
They all went down fighting...
Staff Sgt. Baggett died a Marine's death.....attacking the enemy and taking many with him..
He even looks tuff
God Bless You Marine

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POSTED ON 2.6.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Curtis Franklin Baggett
Date of birth: 10-May-36
Date of death: February 6, 1968
Home of record: Raleigh North Carolina
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Curtis Franklin Baggett (MCSN: 1384825), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company K, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division ( Reinforced ), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the afternoon of 6 February 1968, Staff Sergeant Baggett's platoon was attached to Company G, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), which was heavily engaged with a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army Force occupying fortified positions in the village of Phong Luc (1) in Quang Nam Province. As his unit assaulted the enemy, the Marines came under intense automatic weapons, mortar, and B-40 rocket fire. Although armed with only a .45 caliber pistol, Staff Sergeant Baggett quickly rallied his men and led them in a determined assault against the hostile emplacements, overrunning one position and seizing a light machine gun after annihilating two enemy soldiers. Ignoring the hostile fire around him, he unhesitatingly led his men in assaulting the enemy, who were firing from positions in a nearby tree line, utilizing the confiscated machine gun to deliver effective fire as he advanced. Observing that the enemy was located in a well prepared trench line, he disregarded his own safety and courageously maneuvered to a position approximately five meters from the rear of the North Vietnamese emplacements. He exposed himself to enemy hand grenades and .50-caliber machine-gun fire in order to bring effective fire to bear on the entrenched enemy. Subsequently moving to a partially destroyed Vietnamese hut, he delivered a heavy volume of fire against the enemy and repeatedly maneuvered into the fire-swept area to pinpoint the source of enemy fire and direct the actions of his men. Disregarding his personal safety, he steadfastly maintained his vulnerable position until he was killed by a North Vietnamese B-40 rocket round. By his intrepid fighting spirit, superior leadership, and unwavering devotion to duty at the risk of his own life, Staff Sergeant Baggett inspired all those who observed him, contributed significantly to the defeat of the enemy, and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 6-Feb-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company K

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 10.19.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT BAGGETT,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE INFANTRY UNIT LEADER. SEMPER FI. PEOPLE ARE DECORATING AND PREPARING FOR HALLOWEEN. IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU WE CAN. REST IN PEACE
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Curtis Franklin Baggett, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

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

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.9.2013

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Rest in peace with the warriors.

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