Daniels, Curtis Ray, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1967 - 1969


Ranger
Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City
Last Address
Kansas City

Casualty Date
May 29, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Long An
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Washington Cemetery - Independence, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23W 014

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 75th Ranger Regiment


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KYNoncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)E Company Rangers, 9th Infantry Division9th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11E10, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1968-1968, 11B10, Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)
  1968-1969, 11F10, E Company Rangers, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, E Company Rangers, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
NCOC Class: 26-68
Graduated: 12 June 1968
Company: 70th Company
Graduates: 165
Location: Harmony Church
MOS: 11B40 Light Weapon Infantryman
   
Comments/Citation

For veterans, Vietnam is always with them

Heroes returning to D.C. for Wall's 25th anniversary
 


By Michael E. Ruane
 
Washington Post / November 7, 2007

(excerpt from the full article:)

...Mike Kentes was looking for the names of two buddies that chilly November weekend a quarter-century ago when he was photographed in his dark beret and camouflage jacket holding a red carnation reflected in the gleaming wall. He was 34 and handsome, with gray-flecked dark hair and a mustache. The photograph would later run on the cover of National Geographic, prompting wisecracks from old Army comrades that they had seen his picture in restrooms across the country. It was 1982, and several hundred thousand people gathered for the Wall's Nov. 13 dedication.

That weekend, Kentes was reconnecting with a firefight in the Mekong Delta 13 years before. It was Memorial Day 1969, he recalled, when he saw two buddies die, Curtis Daniels and Michael Volheim. Kentes and five other Army Rangers were chasing enemy soldiers when Daniels and Volheim were cut down by gunfire. Kentes and two others counterattacked to retrieve their comrades' bodies, and Kentes believes he killed two enemy soldiers in the process...

 

   
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