Curl, Robert Graham


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 10-Aug-1945

Hometown: Walled Lake, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Mar-1965

Start of tour: 2-Oct-1969

Incident date: 2-Dec-1969

Date of casualty: 2-Dec-1969

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Robert Graham Curl was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under rocket and mortar attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Came under hostile rocket and mortar attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Robert Graham Curl
SSG Robert Stephen Raines

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 945 274

Place of interment: Walled Lake Cemetery, Walled Lake, Michigan, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 15W 016 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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