Sgt Curtis Ray Patton

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Sgt Curtis Ray Patton

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1968 (aged 26)
Thừa Thiên-Huế, Vietnam
Burial Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 149256711 · View Source
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Curtis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie M. Patton and married to Linda.

Staff Sgt Patton began his Vietnam tour on Mar 20, 1967 and was attached to the Army's 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, Company B.

On Jan 31, 1968, the NVA and VC attempted to gain control of Hue. It came as a surprise and by Feb 2, the Army was ordered to attack southeast along Highway 1. They were to clear a series of hamlets en route to the city. The first was cleared easily. Liuet Col Richard Sweet was concerned because the 105 mm guns had not arrived. Bad weather and a shortage of helicopters were to blame. When they reached the 2nd hamlet, Thon Lieu Coc Thuong, they found freshly dug trenches and foxholes. About 150 troops advanced across the open and had no cover. The barrage of bullets and mortar fragments began to take its toll on the advancing soldiers.

Curtis and 21 other soldiers were killed in that encounter.

AWARDS: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal

The other soldiers killed were:

PFC Frank Anthony Azzarito
Corp Larry James Blankenship
Sgt Henry Eloy Casias
Spec Michael Bernard Cervera
Corp Gary Michael Diaz
Corp August Henry Genzler
Corp Charles Herbert Graham
PFC Harold Leroy Gray
PFC Harold Sircy Higginbotham
Corp Gary Olson Holsinger
Sgt Robert E Hopkins (Burial unknown)
PFC Edward Wendell Hughey
Sgt Russell Edward Kephart
Corp Bruce Neal Knox
PFC Hoi Tin Lau
Sgt Thomas Walter Loos
PFC Edward Manowski
David Quinones (Buried in Puerto Rico)
Spec Curtis Dean Scowden
Sgt Eugene Durwood Treadwell

Information from The Coffelt Database of Vietnam Casualties.

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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: rw2009
  • Added: 14 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 149256711
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Curtis Ray Patton (27 Jun 1941–4 Feb 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 149256711, citing Saint Luke's Cemetery, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .