Larry Brent CurttrightStaff Sergeant
B TROOP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
09 August 1946 - 28 February 1969
San Bernardino, California
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The database page for Larry Brent Curttright
Larry and I met while stationed together at Fort Meade, Maryland, while he was in the 11th Cavalry and I was at Kimbrough Army Hospital where I worked in surgery. Larry and I were to have married when he returned from Vietnam. We had an infant son together before he left for Nam, a son who was later killed in an accident.
Larry and Jamie are always with me.
Loving you still and always,
28 Feb 2005
My Dearest Larry,
I know you know because by your hand your beloved sisters, Maxine and Linda were brought together with me just in this past year. They sent more pictures, and the moment I opened them I knew that in the ones of you so young our dear son I would once again see. You and he so much the same little boy smiling back. The ones of you the man I knew, so hard to bear, so many tears anew.
Larry, I so miss and love you. Always.
09 Aug 2005
Happy Birthday, Babe. Your fifty-ninth, thirty-seven birthdays, how can it be so many... I look at your pictures, the last ones we ever got from Nam... You have been gone thirty-six years, and thirty-seven birthdays.
Wish we could be together as we had planned forever, you, our son and me. Today once again you and our son are there together, missing you both and loving you forever.
Love Forever and Ever, Becky
28 Feb 2006
Another year has passed since you have gone away, thirty-seven and yet STILL it seems like only yesterday. Thirty-seven, the age our son would be, and yet I mark the years as though they were just yesterday.
I so often wonder who and where would we be today. Would our dreams have come to be, you, our son and me. Now always and STILL forever dreams of what might have been. Memories that will never fade. And STILL even after all this time.......STILL yes, I will ALWAYS REMEMBER and ALWAYS I LOVE YOU.... STILL.
27 May 2006
The Vietnam Traveling Replica Wall came to Portland today, babe. I went and left some things for you along with my tears and my love.
I used to ask "Why, God? Why did you take this gentle, wonderful and loving man from us, his family, our young son and myself. And but six years later our beloved little boy. Why, God, Why?"
Now I no longer ask "Why" but "When, God, When will I see you both again?". One day soon, my loves, one day soon. I laid my fingers upon your name and through the tears it was as if I felt you touch me back.
Always Loving, Remembering, and Missing You Both.
28 Feb 2007
Yes another year has passed without you in our lives and the pain of you loss has not lessened through the years nor has our love for you.
If I had only known, but I still would not have missed the days and months with you, even though I might have missed the pain. I do not often stand at your and our son's grave and weep as often because I know you would not want that for the two of you are not there that you are in a far more wonderful place together.
I know you would not have nor would you want it this way but God has his reasons for everything and I have accepted that, even though it does not make it easier.
Maxine and I talk together via phone a lot these days and she too as well as everyone in the family loves and misses you and our son.
Beyond the tears, heartache and sadness there is the knowledge that you and our little boy are together and that some day soon we will join you. Oh what a glorious and wonderful day that will be.
The Candle Still Burns.
08 Aug 2007
Yet another birthday for you tomorrow without you here to celebrate, oh how the years have passed so slowly by without you.
So Happy Birthday darling, your sixty-first, it does not seem possible, and once again the two yellow roses upon your resting place here on earth will be placed and I will look heaven ward and tell you how much I miss you and how much I love you, that has not and will never change.
Kenny Chesney wrote this song last year called "Who You'd Be Today" and its words are the ones that have been in my heart all these years and they are so fitting not only for you but for our son who is with you and for so very very many of the the others whose names are on that black, black Wall.
So darling these words and this song are for you on your birthday this year and for our son ... they are the words I carry in my heart always until our someday comes so that you and our son and I will be together again.
I love you and our son and I miss you both and the candle still burns as always. Happy Birthday, Babe. See you both soon.
Love Always and Forever,
From his fiancee and mother of his son,
Rebecca A Doran (Curttright)
Larry as a young soldier. Right, a PFC with the Berlin Brigade.
A Note from The Virtual WallB Troop, 3/4th Cavalry, lost two men on 28 Feb 1969, SSG Larry B. Curttright to a rocket-propelled grenade and SFC George F. Evans of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to gunshot wounds.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Apr 2004
Last updated 08/30/2007