August 4, 2012

Curtis Duarte

Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, age 22, of Covina, California, died on August 1, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. 

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. 

Curtis graduated from Covina High School in 2008 and attended San Diego State University. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2008. 
Father, place Curtis on the
stairway to Heaven.

This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

His decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one bronze star.

Curtis is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Let us pray that Curtis Duarte is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen


Unknown said...

Curtis was a close buddy of my Dear Friend's Grandson, Lcpl Jonathan Lambert. I pray, both for Curtis (may he rest in God's arms until he and his Loved Ones are together again) and, for all who are grieving. He will be remembered as a hero who gave his all performing his duty to his Country. Carol Worth - Bellflower, CA

Joe Duarte said...

My son was my best friend......he will forever reside in my thoughts and prayers.....So proud of who he became.....