More detail on this person: After Viet Nam, Gerry became a UH-1 IP at Ft. Rucker and did initial
qualifaction training until leaving the Army in the spring of 1970. Gerry then moved to the Alabama
National Guard, where he flew CH-54s for a number of years. Later, Gerry moved back to the Pacific
Northwest and started a successful insurance business in the Seattle area. 1980, Gerry joined the
92nd Trans Co, a Chinook company based at Paine Field north of Seattle, and spent the next 25 years
flying, coordinating and controlling the unit's missions throughout the world. Gerry was an
intergral part of operations in Panama, Haiti and in Iraq. Mr. Curtis finally retired from the Army
in April 2010.
Gerry is survived by his wife Sandy, his son Chris, of Sacremento, CA, his son Clay, of Nashville, TN, his daughter Michelle, of Las Vegas, NV and his daughter Melise Gaydos, of Waxhaw, NC.
CW4 Curtis was laid to rest at the Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA on the 9th of April 2005. At his interment, Gerry was surrounded by his family, his friends and his flying "Hooker" family. God's speed to you, Hooker 25, you have done very well for all.
Burial information: Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA
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