Curtis Lamar Duck

Private First Class
Army of the United States
06 March 1947 - 16 February 1967
National City, California
Panel 15E Line 041

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Curtis L Duck

The database page for Curtis Lamar Duck

22 Mar 2003

Curtis Lamar Duck was born March 6, 1947. He grew up in National City, California and graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1965. He used the name Lamar prior to service. However, in correspondence with a couple of service buddies of his, I believe that he used his given name during service. He is survived by two brothers, Robert and Eric, and his mother Irene.

Curtis Duck's gravesite

I met this man posthumously the day that I went looking for my mother's grave. As I looked at the names on the gravestones, I noticed some ducks sitting on two graves ahead of me. Both gravestones had the name "Curtis Lamar Duck". I took a picture and have paid my respects each time I visit. For more information about this soldier and our unique acquaintance, please visit his memorial page on the 1/22 Infantry web site.

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Angela Kraft

24 Nov 2003

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry

Curtis's friends and comrades remember. A special thanks to Angela Kraft for all she has done to remember Curtis. For more information about Curtis, go to his Memorial page on the the 1-22 Infantry site.

From a comrade-in-arms,
George Heidt

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During the second week of February 1967 elements of the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, were inserted into the far southwestern corner of Kontum Province in order to conduct area denial operations against NVA units operating along the Cambodian border. On 16 Feb, A/1/22 Infantry and C/2/8 Infantry separately engaged battalion-sized NVA forces. Although the US forces, supported by air and artillery, were able to hold their positions until relieved, there was a very high cost to the operation:
  • 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry: 21 killed in action west of the Nam Sathey River
  • 2nd Bn, 8th Infantry: 22 killed in action south of Landing Zone 501

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
someone who cares,
Angela Kraft

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Mar 2003
Last updated 05/19/2006