Maj Curtis Donald Feistner

Maj Curtis Donald Feistner

Birth
White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 22 Feb 2002 (aged 34)
Philippines
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 1710
Memorial ID 10468885 View Source

Army Major Feistner was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was killed in a crash of a MH-47E Chinook helicopter off of the Philippine Islands. Growing up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Curtis loved to cross-country ski in the winter, but it was in Hawaii that he really hit his stride. He was low-key as a commander, not your Patton or MacArthur kind of guy. Curtis was more of a common man. He had his troops' respect because he was very humble; he didn't brag to his friends and was reluctant to mention his professional or personal accomplishments. Curtis never told anyone he went to West Point; he wanted people to know him as a person. He was single, although he wanted a family, but his career in special operations just didn't give him the chance.


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