Gene Lawrence Kuvik

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
22 August 1941 - 29 January 1968
Maricopa, AZ
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Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Gene Lawrence Kuvik

13 Mar 2004

I served with SSG G. L. KUVIK in Germany from Jan 59 - Jan 62 while assigned to the 3rd Plt, Co C, 3rd Bn, 35th Armor Group.

This Platoon in 1959-60-61 distinguished itself by becoming the TOP GUN Platoon in the 7th Army. SSG G. L. Kuvik was singled out as an outstanding individual who was selected to attend the 7Th Army N.C.O. Academy at Bad Tolz, Germany, and finished in the top 10 of his Class. His character instilled in others of the Platoon to excel as he did. SSG Kuvik from Private to Sergeant was always first in whatever he set out to do. As a friend and fellow Platoon member of Co C, 3rd Bn, 35th Armor, I truly salute you.

For you gave all.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, lost seven men on 29 Jan 1968:
  • SFC Stuart H. Thomson, Milwaukee, WI
  • SSG Gene L. Kuvik, Maricopa, AZ
  • SGT John A. Rickels, Lovington, NM
  • PFC Frank W. Asp, Goodridge, MN
  • PFC Kenneth J. Grassl, Appleton, WI
  • PFC Victor Johnson, Donaldsonville, LA
  • PFC Ricky A. Myers, Napa, CA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Jerry R. Bidwell
SFC U S Army (Ret) 
13 Mar 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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