ALAN J KULTGEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

ALAN JOSEPH KULTGEN

WALL NAME

ALAN J KULTGEN

PANEL / LINE

11W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

06/06/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/22/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CUT BANK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Glacier County

STATE

MT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALAN JOSEPH KULTGEN
POSTED ON 2.20.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Alan Kultgen, Thank you for your service as a Medical Corpsman. Thank you for the lives you saved. I researched you on the 50th anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.6.2015

Alan Kultgen remembered by his fellow soldiers

The military picture of Alan Kultgen came from the book MY GIFT TO YOU, which includes the stories and pictures of American soldiers who died in Vietnam while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (the Currahees), 101st Airborne Division. The pictures were allowed for use for the Faces Never Forgotten project by the author and fellow Currahee soldier Jerald "Jerry" Berry.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2014
POSTED BY: D. J. Manley

The Wittiest Guy in our class

I was in the same class of 1968 as Alan, and although I didn't know him well, I appreciated what I did know of him.  He was a funny and cheerful guy, always interested in bringing light and laughter into the lives of those around him.  He was anointed the "Most Witty" guy of our graduating class, a well-deserved honor.  Yet undergirding that wit was a profound interest in the well-being of others; it comes as no surprise that he was a combat medic.  He was genuinely concerned with whether those around him were having a 'good day', and always did what he could to make it better, often with a word, or a quip, or a sight gag.
I moved from Cut Bank following my graduation, and soon entered the Army myself, so I only knew vaguely through Rumor Control that two guys from Cut Bank had died in Vietnam.  I didn't know who until much later, and I was truly shocked and aggrieved that Alan was one of them.  He was a one-of-a-kind gem of a human being, who brilliantly illuminated the lives of those around him during a too-brief life. He is missed, but his spirit endures.
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POSTED ON 12.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Alan Joseph Kultgen, 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 5.14.2006
POSTED BY: Jane Fulkerson

another currahee found

Alan Joseph Kultgen was born June 6, 1950. (The Cutbank Pioneer Press states that he was born June 9th)
Home of record was Cutbank, Montana.

He attended schools in Shelby, Chester and Big Sandy and was a 1968 graduate of Cut Bank High School.

The obituary states that his parents were Joseph A. and Betty Kultgen of Cutbank. He had three sisters: Linda, Judy and Connie; a brother Michael and two stepbrothers: Brian and Timmy.

A cousin from Alaska, Spec 4 Kenneth Kultgen was part of the military escort at his funeral.

Alan served with the 101st Airborne.

He was Killed in Action April 22, 1970 in Binh Dinh Province. He died of wounds received several days earlier. The article states that he died four months to the day from when he left for Viet Nam. He was 19 years old.

He was listed as the 216th Montanan to die in Viet Nam.

Alan is buried in the Veteran's Section of the Crown Hill Cemetery, Cutbank, Montana, Grave # 3. Lot # 20. Block # 10.

God rest your soul, fellow Montanan.

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