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Curtis R Arnold
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1920
Madill
Marshall County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1997
Lancaster
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Curtis Reginald Arnold was born 8 Nov 1920 in Madill, OK and died of double pneumonia 6 Dec 1997 in Lancaster, CA. He was buried with full military honors at the Riverside, Calif. National Cemetery. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific where he received the Purple Heart. He was unloading an LST on the island of Vella LaVella when it was attaacked and sunk by Japanese dive-bombers. He was later in several other battles in the South Pacific including Guadalcanal and New Georgia. He married Betty Louise Getman, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret Day Getman, 21 Jun 1947, in Los Angeles, CA. Betty was born 28 Sept 1928 in Los Angeles. Curtis was a retired design engineer for Rockwell International later to become Boeing Corporation. They had 4 children; Linda Carol, Vicki Lynn, Kathy Jean and David Curtis. Curtis and Betty lived in El Monte, Baldwin Park, Fullerton, Palmdale and then had a house built on 6 acres of land in Leona Valley, CA (1962) where Curtis would live until his death in 1997. Curtis's Mother was Inez Florence Olvey; his Father was James Omery Arnold. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Omery Arnold (1902 - 1982)
  Inez F. Olvey Webb (1900 - 1992)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Louise Getman Arnold (1928 - 2011)
 
 Children:
  Vicki Lynn Arnold Grizzle (1950 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Curtis R Arnold (1920 - 1997)
  Wanda Sue Webb Jensen (1934 - 1988)**
  Carol Jean Webb (1940 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

CMOMM, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: 48, 0, 2615
 
Maintained by: Kathy Hoyt
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 297987
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- Edwina
 Added: Jan. 28, 2012
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- Kathy Hoyt
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011

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 Added: Oct. 25, 2010
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