MAJ Robert C Curtis was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/02/2011 at the age of 79.1 from Cancer
Green Cove Springs, FL
Flight Class 66-1
Date of Birth 01/20/1932
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by SSN search Aug 2011

More detail on this person: Maj Robert Clayborn Curtis, Sr Major Robert C Curtis, Sr. (USA retired), passed away Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Born June 20, 1932 to Adeline Caroline Stiemann and Benjamin C Curtis, Papa, as he was affectionately called, lived in Green Cove Springs for the last few years, after moving from Aurora, CO to be close to his family. His beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Ruth, and a daughter Judy preceded him in death. He is survived by his five remaining children, 1 daughter: Ruth Christine Dill (Cdr. Ted A. Dill, USN ret., deceased), and his 4 sons: Mike, Rob Jr. (Kelly), Thomas and Kevin (Robin), 18 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. His sister Jill Mercury of Maryland, and her 4 children: Beth, Jay, Sean, and Danny. Major Curtis followed in his father's footsteps and joined the United States Army at the age of 18. He enjoyed the honor of being sworn in to active duty by his father, and served honorably for 22 years. A decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he was stationed in Europe and Asia, as well Alaska, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and finally Colorado Springs, where he retired 29 years ago to raise his family. Papa loved his country, and his family, and enjoyed watching movies, reading a good novel, and listening to the Classics, Polka, and Dixieland Jazz. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and could play a mean harmonica. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL

Burial information: Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL

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