A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes
The Remembrance Page is in honor of all the men and women who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America, and died while in service to our country. The Spirit of these soldiers is what makes America great and inspires all of us to endure as we strive for peace. They have earned our gratitude and respect. However, we as a community want to give them more. So through this Remembrance Page, we offer them our hearts and our promise that...
“WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEM”
|Sergeant Michael Kirspel Jr.
Dates of Service: July 2006 to October 27, 2010
Branch of Service: United States Army 100 1st Airborne- 10th Mountain Division
Service Location: Afghanistan, Iraq
Army Sergeant Michael D. Kirspel Jr. was killed in action on 10-27-10 while serving Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan; his unit was attacked by insurgents with an improvised explosive device. At 23 years old, he died doing what he loved and doing what he was ‘called’ to do. He served the American people, alongside his fellow soldiers, whom he gave his life for their freedom.
Along with three tours of duty his list of accomplishments include the Army Commendation Medal for Valor x3, the National Defense Service Medal, the Nato Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Driver Mechanic Badge, and the Purple Heart and Bronze Star posthumously.
As much as Sgt. Kirspel was a loyal and committed soldier, he was also a loyal and devoted son, brother, and friend. He will be forever loved, forever missed. RIP Krispy.
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|Specialist 4 John Curtin III
Dates of Service: February 29, 1968 to August 26, 1968
Branch of Service: United States Army Specialist Four, D CO, 2nd BN, 27th INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Service Location: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam
Specialist 4 John Curtin III served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. John was killed August 26, 1968 during a mortar attack while he was working as an Assistant to a Military Officer in Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. He died at 22 years old, during the height of the war.
John “Jay” Curtin was not drafted into the Army like many soldiers in Vietnam. He recognized his duty to fight and enlisted. The first time he tried to enlist in the Army, he was rejected due to a heart condition that limited him physically. But John went back a second time as the war was escalating and he was finally accepted.
John Curtin’s list of accomplishments include the Sharpshooter Badge for both pistol and automatic rifle, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
SP4 John Curtin's tour of duty in Vietnam began on Thursday, February 28, 1968 and it ended on Monday, August 8, 1968.
The Vietnam Memorial Wall bears his name, Panel 46w Line 028.
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