LCpl. CURTIS J. DUARTE - U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown / City: Covina, CA
Date of Death: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Unit: 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Post / Base: Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Birth: Jul. 23, 1990
Los Angeles County
Death: Aug. 1, 2012
Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, of Covina, Calif., died Aug. 1, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Curtis Duarte grew up in southern California and graduated from Covina High School in 2008 where he played baseball. Curtis attended San Diego State University before he joined the Marines in 2008. His brother Brad is also serving in the Marines. This was Lance Cpl. Duarte's first deployment to Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Duarte's awards include a Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon and other decorations. Among those Lance Cpl. Duarte leaves behind are his mother, brothers, cousins and other family and friends, and his buddies in First Team Marines.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
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