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MGySgt George T. Curtis

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  • #31
    George Curtis

    I crewed with him a few times in Nam and he made a helluva impression on me. Me, being about 6'2" and over 200lbs, thought of him as a kid, at first, because he was smaller and seemed young. I was 21 but he couldn't have been much younger. His stature grew in my mind after a few missions, We had a call for an emergency medevac. We had no corpsman. But we went in and picked up a wounded Marine. They handed him to us in a poncho along with an 'IV'. As we lifted off and turned towards base, George was down on the floor putting the 'IV' into this poor guy. I thought ‘wow’; this guy is 'something else'. I hope the Marine made it and I wish George had.


    • #32
      Curt's Memorial Service

      I attended George Curtis' Memorial service Monday and be;pw are a few of the pictures I took.

      1. The two sergeants who folded the flag over Georges grave.
      2. Flag presented to Mrs Sharon Curtis, Widow of George Curtis, by Sergeant Major Eric Loya.
      3. George Curtis Jr. with his mother.
      4. Grave site.
      5. Popasmoke members in attendance.

      Semper Fi
      Attached Files
      Last edited by jdullighan; 09-27-2005, 10:05.


      • #33
        1. Curtis family.
        2. Spreading the Flag.
        3. Folding the Flag.
        4. Presenting the Fag.
        5. Sgt Mjr ERIC LOYA receives the flag.
        Attached Files


        • #34
          He was ours too!

          You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone....

          I had known George Curtis for a long, time. He married Sharon with whom I went to school from k-12. He came to Norwood in time, I believe, to recruit at least one of my siblings into the Corps, (four brothers and two sisters served), but he didn't get me. My parent were both marines. George was a special friend to my family. Though he never knew my brother Richard who was KIA 6/15/68 while with Mike Co. 3/4 Third Mar. Div., he was the driving force behind a rededication of his park 30 years later. In this, he proved to be "Always Faithful." He stressed upon me how it would take effort to keep alive the memories of our fallen.

          The ceremony at Highland Cemetery was a fitting tribute to George and his family. He had stood in the same cemetery for my family's funerals. I was honored to attend and salute him for his service.

          I extend additional condolences to all of his friends in Popa Smoke. I have visited your page before and it was suggested I look at the tributes posted here for George. As I have recently been in touch with over a dozen of my brother's comrades and met many of them at their battalion reunion this summer, I have witnessed what you Marines mean to each other. Knowing that and knowing George I know you're hurting. He was in good company with you and is in good company now.

          Semper Fi,

          Brian Murphy
          Norwood Police
          Norwood, MA


          • #35
            MGySgt G. T. Curtis


            Thanks for posting the pictures of Curt's memorial service for those of us that were unable to attend.

            His passing has left a trememdous void in his family, our association and all of those whose lives he touched. Without a doubt, he's probably pulling a pre-flight on God's helicopter at this very moment.

            Hand Salute

            Semper Fi

            Last edited by Tom Thompson; 09-27-2005, 19:37.


            • #36
              Semper Fi George

              I did have the pleasure of knowing George while serving with HMM-363. We were together in Viet Nam in 1968. We flew together several times, during that time we always found time to talk and learn from each other. When I saw George at the reunion it felt really good to talk of times we shared. I believe must people may never understand the bound Marines share. But those that got to meet George had some idea of the character, the loyalty and the spirit most Marines are blessed with. I pray that God grant George his peace as he enters that last flight from which no crew member returns.

              Semper Fi


              HMM 363/Lucky Red Lions


              • #37
                MGSgt Curtis

                SEMPER FI MARINE!

                I never met George, but I knew of him as a
                driviing force for Pop-a-Smoke!
                May God be with his family and friends at this
                He was a brother!

                SEMPER FI!
                Semper Fi
                I'd rather fly than walk!
                Darrell Asplund


                • #38
                  "Two Friends" George Curtis

                  George posted a picture of us together at his hootch on the website. In the commentary he said, "two friends enjoying each other's company". I guess that was a typical day with George. I never called him Curt although so many did. Words are not needed for those who knew him and would be inadequate, anyway. I will say this. George was a decent, good man who always made everyone feel special and always made any event, no matter how small, seem like the most important thing in the world. I know he is in heaven getting something organized and that one day we will sit down with him to tell those wonderful stories one more time. Semper Fi, George. No one ever had a better brother. My sympathy to his family and my gratitude for sharing him with all of us.


                  • #39
                    skidkid's forever George!

                    No words I can write here can come close to really describing George. He was my mentor and my friend. We use to carpool together to SoWeymouth from Otis ANGB everyday for three years. He was always there for his Marines.
                    There is a good article on the kind of person George was in the June 1966 issue of Leaterneck Magazine. He never quit! Godspeed george!
                    Semper Fi

                    Bruce Wise
                    Msgt USMC Ret.
                    Mag 49 and HML 771


                    • #40
                      Fly High George

                      I had the pleasure of serving (albiet briefly) with George at NAS So. Weymouth in the early 80's. What a guy! True professional and example for all we young crew cheifs back then and he continues to lead, even in his passing. He taught us to be proud, professional, and dedicated. Band of brothers was not a saying to George, but a way of life. Gee, I don't need to tell any of you that!

                      God bless his family and may George keep soaring with the eagles!

                      Matt (Wilbur) Whitacre
                      MGuns Ret.


                      • #41
                        To the family,
                        First of all let me say how much this saddens me to learn of the passing. Please accept my condolences to the entire family, friends, and fellow Marines. My relationship started with George T. Curtis when I transferred to South Weymouth in 1979. Soon after that I realized what a great friend George was and how well respected throughout the Corps he was. If George needed something he got it and as you well know in the Corps that is rare. One of the first times he introduced me to his family was during Christmas. It was nothing for George to take on something which brought so much joy to all. That was when I saw his father-in-law, Russ (a great American), dressed as Santa Claus entertaining each and every child. It's no news to anyone which knew George that he did things his way!!! I am still in the Marine Corps after 28.5 years because of Marines like George and I love every minute of that experience. I am just about to depart on yet another deployment, Iraq, as the I MEF Forward SgtMaj. George taught me valuable survival skills which I will never forget..
                        God Bless the Curtis Family!

                        SgtMaj Tom Howard
                        AKA "Scooter"


                        • #42
                          Godd luck to you SgtMaj Howard.
                          May God be with you and your Marines in Iraq!

                          Semper Fi
                          Semper Fi
                          I'd rather fly than walk!
                          Darrell Asplund


                          • #43
                            GTC and me

                            Well, this has taken me a while, but here goes the story. GTC will edit this but you will all get the gist of it.
                            I got a note from a brother that had lost all of his photos over the 35 years that we have spent being just folks. He asked me if I could find some pic's to show his grandkid's. GTC and I were at Marble back then so, I called him about this. He took it on, like he did everything else and sent me a disc with over 100 pic's from that time. I sent it on to our brother.
                            If it ment something deep, GTC knew it, and came through. I made it a point to say hi to Geo. at P'Cola and he and his wife at Reno. He was a friend, a brother, and a Marine that makes me proud to have been a Marine.
                            See you all in FW, I for one will be thinking of George.
                            The time, the inclination, and the where-with-all


                            • #44
                              It greatly saddens me to learn today of George's passing. I am way out of the loop, but my relation with George also comes from S. Weymouth in 1979.
                              Please accept my condolences and god speed to all his family
                              George was a MARINE amongst Marines and his traits bared heavily in my career


                              • #45
                                A year has passed

                                George. . . we remember always. .with love, respect and appreciation for all that you brought to us.

                                Semper Fi,

                                Janice C. Campbell

                                "Ne Obliviscaris"