Anthony Boy Curci

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
31 May 1949 - 02 March 1969
Riverside, California
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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10 Oct 2006

Anthony Curci and I went to USMC boot camp together at the Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Ca.

We were both Marines in Platoon 2218, Second Battalion. We commenced training on 11 Dec 1967 and we graduated on 5 Feb 1968.

LCpl Anthony Boy Curci was born on May 31, 1949, Riverside, California and died in Viet Nam on March 2, 1969. He was only 19 years old.

By his courage and unwavering devotion to duty, LCpl Curci upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Anthony was funny, intelligent and a good Marine.

Miss you, my friend. I emailed a photo of LCpl Curci on 10/9/06.

From a USMC Friend,
M. A. Lau
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Bn, 1st Marines lost five men on 02 March 1969:
  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines:
    • LCpl Anthony B. Curci, Riverside, CA
    • LCpl Frank P. Evangelista, Flushing, NY
    • HN Douglas F. Menard, Denver, CO
    • Pfc David L. Guillen, Gardena, CA

  • H Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines:
    • Pfc Clyde W. Ganzy, Jacksonville, FL

According to the 2/1 Command Chronology and Operations Log, the four men from H&S Company were killed when their Jeep hit a mine:
"At 021000H a 2/1 motor patrol, while providing security for the Binh Ky road sweep, detonated an 80 pound pressure type box mine resulting in three USMC and one USN KIA."

Pfc Ganzy was a member of a night ambush squad. After settling in, the squad had reason to believe their position had been compromised. While moving to a new position the squad itself was ambushed, with one killed and four wounded.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a USMC Friend,
M. A. Lau
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Oct 2006
Last updated 10/17/2006