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Curtis Joseph Duarte
  • 22 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 23, 1990
  • Place of birth:
    West Covina, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 1, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Let the memory of Curtis be with us forever in our hearts.....

This memorial was created in memory of our beloved son, Curtis Joseph Duarte, 22, born on July 23, 1990 and passed away on August 1, 2012. He will never be forgotten for who he was and the ultimate sacrifice he made. Rest easy until we see each other again....

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 28th March 2017

"Hi Baby, My Birdy, Family day at the Canyons almost here, and I would give anything to have you there with me. You would love it up there, especially when the zip line goes in. There are so many things I still wanted to do with you as did your Dad! I miss your smile, your Hugs, are walks and talks together, I miss everything about you, I especially miss you, more with each passing day. I Love You My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For all Eternity! ❤️I really hope to see you soon!❤️ Good Night Birdy! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 19th March 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm at the Blue Water with Your  Dad, Grandma and Papa, and I just wish I was with you! I miss you so much! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 14th March 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I know you are spending time with Candice today for her Birthday and that's a good thing, I hope she feels you there. I miss you everyday, though today I miss you in unimaginable amounts. You've always been My Birdy, My Heart, I love you with all the pieces of my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️ I'm Forever grateful that your mine and through all life's events, you never let anyone or anything change who you are. You will Forever be the best son a Mama could ever have and My Greatest Fan! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 7th March 2017

"Hi My Birdy, Thank you For all the memories along our journey together,  for having such a good heart, your loving spirit, for being the best son ever, and for never letting go not ever, no even now! I couldn't do this life without you, my heart forever beats with yours. You gave me the greatest gift of all, your hand print on my heart. I Love You My Birdy, with all My Heart and Soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 26th February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, finally my weekend, I know your always with me, though I am so much more at  ease when I'm at home and can be in your room. In all honesty losing you and the major separation anxiety I have from your Dad is getting unbearable.  When we are all back together, I know I will once again find peace. You are My Heart ❤️ My Birdy!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 23rd February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I sure am missing you, more than ever. I seriously  dislike being without you, though I try my best to stay strong, Just like I promised you! I love you, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️ I really hope to see you soon! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 17th February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I just want to tell you that I Love You, more than all the stars in the heavens, more than anyone could ever begin to imagine! ❤️Forever, with all my heart!❤️ I'll never let go! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 14th February 2017

"Happy Valentines My Birdy, I wish you were here, life isn't life without you. I love and miss you more and more each and every single day. You are My Birdy, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 13th February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I wish I could be with you already, I'm so done here! I try so hard to help people and all it does is make my life more miserable. The only thing that I can do anymore in order to survive, is to cut myself off from everyone except your Dad. He is the only one I will ever love, and ever have. No more friends, no matter what, I'm over all of it! Counting down the days until we are together again, I Love and Miss you more than ever! Good night My Birdy, My Heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 12th February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You more than ever, I'll never let go, you are Forever My Birdy, My Heart! Thank you for always being here for me, for sending me signs to let me know your with me. I'm beyond thankful for my ability to hear and see you, my peace will come when your Dad and I are with you again, soon I hope! I Love and Miss You so very much!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 9th February 2017

"I Love You My Birdy, For All Eternity!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 5th February 2017

"My Birdy, I would give anything, to hug you right now!❤️ I'm missing you more than ever, I'm forever grateful for our song, it's so you and me! ❤️ I Love You, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️ I'll see you in my dreams!❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 3rd February 2017

"Good Night My Birdy, I love you with all my heart and soul, Forever! ❤️ I can't wait to be with you again! I miss you so very much! Love, Hugs, and Kisses, Always! See you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 1st February 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I miss you so much, I'm so done here, wish I was already with you, what I wouldn't give to have me and your Dad join you now. Having friends is nothing but a problem in every aspect, and I see that so clearly, finally. I've deleted my Facebook, messenger, a lot of contacts, it finally came time to shut the world out, with the exception of your Dad who is and has always been my world! Life will be calmer this way, I really wish people would not have gotten in the way of our moving to Montana. Thank you for always being here for me and your Dad, We love and miss you more than you know, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 1st February 2017

"Hi Curtis....have not talked to you in a while....how I wish it was over already.....I miss you....you always had the ability to point things out to me, when I was too stubborn to see....I feel so alone and abandoned....I just don't know what to do anymore....I love you son...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 26th January 2017

"My Birdy, you can never imagine how much I miss our time together, our talks on the phone, seeing your smile and how your spending time with your Dad meant the world to him. I would give anything just to hug you and for you and your Dad to have time together! You are Our Hearts, Our Son, Hero, Birdy, Our Baby Forever! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 24th January 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you more than ever! You can't even imagine how ready I am to be with you! I love you with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 21st January 2017

"Hi My Birdy, there is not a single moment in time that I don't wish we were together. Even though you were called home for reasons that I do understand, my heart still can not except it. From the second I knew I was pregnant with you, you had my heart. You have always been My Baby, My Birdy, and will remain as you are to me, For All Eternity! ❤️ I hope to see you soon! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 15th January 2017

"My Birdy, thank you for always protecting me and getting me safely home to your Dad!❤️ I Love You more than you will ever know, For All Eternity!❤️ With all My Heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 12th January 2017

"Hi My Birdy, today it's cold and rainy, wish we could be all cuddled up on the couch watching a movie. Those were some of the best times of my life, I will cherish them Forever! I Love and Miss You more and more with every passing moment! Today at work I noticed some dream boxes, I'm going to buy one even though I know it won't come true, I would do anything to have you here with your Dad and I. You will always be Our Heart, Our Son, Our Birdy, Our Hero, Our Baby, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 3rd January 2017

"My Birdy, I Love and Miss you so much, I can't  even begin to tell you how very much you mean to me. Birdy, you are My Heart, My Hero, My Perfect Son, My World, My Baby, My Greatest Blessing Ever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 31st December 2016

"Hi My Birdy, Happy New Year! I really wish more than anything in this world that you were here! I truly miss your phone calls at exactly 23:55 so we could talk and bring in the New Year together. Through the years since you've went to heaven, your brothers who were the closest to you have tried to carry it on. Though I honestly appreciate all they have done, they are just not you, no one is. No one will ever take your place, Ever! I'll never let go, and as long as I live, You will Never Be Forgotten!
I Love You, with all My Heart and Soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 26th December 2016

"Once again night falls, I'm one day closer to being with you, knowing this helps to keep me strong. I'll never let go, I'm so ready to give you a super big hug. Your always on my mind, forever in my heart, I miss you ever single moment of every day and night, you left a permanent handprint on my heart from the inside, I love you My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! Good night Birdy, I'll see you in my dreams!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 22nd December 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I love you so very much, more than you know, I Always will! ❤️ I want you to know that I am so grateful for the people you have brought into my life, they truly are a blessing! I know you have been selective which is extremely appreciated! ❤️ I am also very grateful that you watch over your Dad for me, I'm so afraid of something happening. The Seperation Anxiety has become more intense as well, I hate being away from him. I know you are always with us, I miss you so much, I will be truly happy when your Dad and I are with you again! Sending Love and Hugs, with all My Heart! I'll never let go, we are Forever! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 15th December 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I would give anything in this universe, to hug you right now. I miss you so very much, especially our quiet times together and your hugs. I loved how we could just be together, nothing material involved and be truly happy! I also wish that I could give you back to your Dad, I know he loves and misses you more than I can even begin to tell you, you are Our Birdy, Our Baby, Our Hero, Our Hearts! For All Eternity!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 13th December 2016

"I Love You, My Birdy! ❤️ With all My Heart! ❤️ For all Eternity! ❤️
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 11th December 2016

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for always being with me, for keeping my feet on the ground and for never letting go! ❤️ I love and miss you more and more, with every passing moment. ❤️ I'll never let go! ❤️ You are My Birdy, Forever My Heart! ❤️ ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th December 2016

"I miss you so much Birdy, I'm hanging on, I promise I won't give up, though in all honesty there are days when the struggle to do so is overwhelming. Our song is my comfort, I know you are my biggest fan! I love you with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th November 2016

"Hi My Birdy, today it snowed, rained, and is freezing of course, days like this I miss you so much! I truly miss our rainy days, sitting on the couch all cuddled up together, watching movies, and listening to the rain. Your Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows was always the best. I treasure my time with you, our time together is priceless! ❤️ I love and miss you My Birdy more than I can ever begin to tell you! ❤️ You are Forever My Heart! ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 25th November 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so much, I wish I could be with you! I Love you more than anyone could ever begin to understand, with every single piece of who I am, my heart and soul! For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 24th November 2016

"Happy Thanksgiving My Birdy, I would give anything to have you here with your Dad and I. It's just not the same anymore, you always made the holidays special. Your smile lite up every day, no matter how cloudy it was. I miss your laughter, as it always warmed my heart. I am Forever Grateful for you. My Birdy, My Heart, My Hero, My Son! I Love You more than ever, with all My Heart, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th November 2016

"Good morning My Birdy, just wanted to say hello and tell you that I Love You, with every single piece of my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 10th November 2016

"I Love You My Birdy, so wishing you were here, and we could be bundled up on the couch watching a movie. I miss everything about you, all our times together, I hold onto the memories, keeping them forever in my heart! Birdy, you are My Heart, For All Eternity! I Love You more than anyone could ever begin to imagine!❤️ Forever!❤️
❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 5th November 2016

"Hi My Birdy, My Baby, My Hero, My Heart! I Sure miss you so very, very, much! I would give anything just to hold you, even for a moment!❤️ I Love you with all My Heart, Always and Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 1st November 2016

"Good morning My Birdy, I got your present from you, for your Dad, for his Birthday! I know he will enjoy it, though I would give anything to have you both together, as I know your Dad does too! We love you more than ever, more than you could ever begin to imagine, with all our hearts! ❤️ Forever! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 1st November 2016

"My Birdy, you have heard my heart beat from the inside and left a handprint on my heart, Forever!❤️ I love and miss you more than ever! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th October 2016

"Good morning My Birdy, this morning I saw the brightest shooting star. I wished upon the star, that I was with you! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 22nd October 2016

"My Birdy, from the moment you were placed in my arms, you snuggled right into My Heart! I Love You, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 22nd October 2016

"My Birdy, What I wouldn't give to be with you! ❤️ I love and miss you more than you will ever know! ❤️ You are Forever My Heart! ❤️
❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th October 2016

"❤️ I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART BIRDY! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 17th October 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I'm trying really hard to hang on! I miss hearing your voice, though I am Forever Grateful to your brothers and the videos they have sent your Dad and I. I miss our walks to Starbucks, to the Mall, School, Del Taco, I really miss being with you. With you it was never about spending money, it was just about being together, one of the very many reasons I Love and Miss You so much! ❤️ I know, one day closer right, what I wouldn't do to skip a lot of years to be that much closer! I love you more than life, For All Eternity! Tons of Love, Hugs, and Kisse! ❤️ XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 11th October 2016

"Hello My Birdy, when I close my eyes, I see you. I still remember the last time you hugged me, gave me a kiss, and promised you would never let go! I hold onto that with all the strength that I have. I'll never let go, I love you more than all the stars in the universe, I will Forever!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 10th October 2016

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for being with me, I know it's probably exhausting watching over me and your Dad! We miss you so very much, we always hold on to each other waiting for the day where we can all be back together, you are the very heart that beats within us. Forever Our Birdy, Always our heart. We love you For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th October 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so much, I feel like I m not even here anymore. I love you with all the pieces of my heart, Forever! I'm always here for you, so grateful for every passing day, one step closer to being with you!❤️"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 30th September 2016

"I really wish RIP meant return is possible....."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th September 2016

"Hi My Birdy, ❤️ With all the love that I possess, I keep you safe in my heart! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 25th September 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I love you, I always will! I'll never let go, and I will never let you be forgotten. Your My Birdy, My Hero, My Heart, Forever! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 21st September 2016

"Good morning My Birdy, It's pouring rain, this is one of the very many days that missing you intensifies. I miss our rainy days together, cuddled on the couch, with a blanket, Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, or maybe I should say mini marshmallows with a little hot chocolate, as that would be more accurate. We watched some good movies, classic cartoons, and of course our scary movies/shows were always Epic! I miss you more than ever, I so look forward to being with you again! I love you with all my heart and soul My Birdy, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 19th September 2016

"Hi My Birdy, on my way home from a twelve hour shift, I'm so tired I'm fighting like crazy to stay awake. Who knows where I might end up if I fall asleep! I truly wish I could call you, I really miss our late night, early morning phone calls, I miss more than you can imagine hearing your voice, and how you would say Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama so many times I would lose count. What I wouldn't give to hear you do that again, especially when you would end with, I love you Mama! I wish more than anything, that your Dad and I where with you already! ❤️ We love and miss you more than you know. Good night My Birdy, with all the love in my heart, see you in my dreams! ❤️
❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 16th September 2016

"Missing you today and everyday like always. Wishing you were here to share the adventures with me and your mom. It seems like an eternity that you have been gone. Looking forward to the day that I see you once again. Love you!"


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