More detail on this person: Lt. Col. Vernon Curd MURRAY, Ky. - Lt. Col. Vernon F. Curd, 88, of Murray died Monday at Arbor Place Nursing Home in Puryear, Tenn. During 23 years of active military service, spanning three major wars, he served in Africa and Italy (World War II, 1942-1944) as a B-24 "Liberator" bomber pilot, flying 51 missions over Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Yugoslavia and Romania. Later, he flew "spotter" aircraft during the Korean conflict (1951), and helicopters in South Vietnam (1966-1967.) During his years of service in both the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army, he received numerous awards and decorations for both combat and non-combat performance. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, numerous service schools, and specialized courses at the University of Kentucky, Texas Tech, and Ohio University. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Curd Rhodes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Roger Curd of St. Louis; three stepdaughters, Erica Folse of Louisiana, Sandra Shulmire of Oregon, and Judy Rodden of California; one brother, Russell Curd of Puryear; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Beverly Holz Curd. His parents were Stafford R. Curd and Grace Shoemaker Curd. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray handled arrangements.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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