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Sgt Curtis Grubb "Bud" Culin, III
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1915
Cranford
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1963
Greenwich Village
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Curtis Grubb Culin III was awarded the Legion of Merit, among other medals, for his service in WWII that was described by Dwight Eisenhower in one of his last speeches as President.

Sgt. Culin is credited with inventing the "Culin Rhino Device" that helped the Allies liberate France in WWII. The device was fitted to most Sherman tanks after the invasion at Normandy to cut down the obstructive hedgerows common there. He later lost a leg to a land mine at Huertgen Forest.

He married Bernice Enright in 1945 and they lived in New York City, where he worked for Schenley Industries, the same firm where his father worked.

A public memorial to Culin and his invention can be seen in his home town of Cranford, NJ.

Learn more at Curtis Grubb Culin III

"Curtis Grubb" is a 3-generation family name drawn from Patriot ancestor Col. Curtis Grubb. Like his father, Curtis was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

 
 
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  Curtis Grubb Culin (1890 - 1979)
  Elizabeth Madella Merriam Culin (1888 - 1983)
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Westfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Lynn S. Grubb
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66517984
Sgt Curtis Grubb Bud Culin, III
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