CURTISS E BRAATZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

CURTISS EDWARD BRAATZ

WALL NAME

CURTISS E BRAATZ

PANEL / LINE

38W/23

DATE OF BIRTH

09/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Eaton County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTISS EDWARD BRAATZ
POSTED ON 7.31.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from TJ Smith is especially moving. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 5.8.2021

Final Mission of PFC Curtiss E. Braatz

At 11:15 PM on November 21, 1968, an 8th Transportation Group convoy consisting of nine vehicles was traveling north on National Highway QL-1 to the Trailer Transfer Point on Highway QL-19 when it was ambushed approximately six miles northwest of Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, RVN. The enemy attacked with mortar, small arms, and automatic weapons fire. Convoy personnel fought back with unit weapons, and a reaction force consisting of gun trucks and jeeps arrived at the ambush site within ten minutes. Close air support was provided by a U.S. Air Force AC-47 “Spooky” gunship. Two 2nd Transportation Company drivers, PFC Curtiss E. Braatz and SP4 Charles L. Smith, were killed and another twelve Americans were wounded, one critically. A third driver, SP5 Miguel F. Montanez, succumbed to his wounds on November 26, 1968. Two gun trucks, one gun jeep, and four cargo trucks were damaged. Another gun jeeps was destroyed. Enemy casualties were unknown. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Period Ending 31 January 1969” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 6.12.2020
POSTED BY: J.A. Robinson

Long time ago

Been a long time. I attended the funeral service at the little chapel on the hill a few days later, most of the company was there. Just wanted you to know that three of you will never be forgotten- I tell my grandchildren about you. I had to drive through the ambush site a couple of times before I left to DEROS and it always hit me hard. Praying for all of you and the families. Rest in peace, brothers and thank you for doing your duty.
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POSTED ON 9.2.2019
POSTED BY: Molli

Curtiss

Curtiss...Honoring you on your birthday....You will never be forgotten...God Bless
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POSTED ON 5.27.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BRAATZ,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A LIGHT VEHICLE DRIVER. IT IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, BUT ON ALL DAYS WE SHOULD HONOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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