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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 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! ❤️
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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!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 14th September 2016

"Hi My Birdy, really missing you a lot, honestly more than ever. Winters are always incredible difficult, I miss our watching scary movies on the couch, huddled under a blanket, lights off to give it more of a dramatic effect! I would do/give anything for one more movie with you! I Love You My Birdy, with all My Heart and Soul! Counting down the days until we are together again! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th September 2016

"Hi My Birdy, These days just drag on, I wish life had a rewind button on it, and if not a super fast forward, so I could just be with you already! One step closer right! I truly love you with all the pieces of my heart. I miss you more than you can possibly imagine. I could not do life without your Dad, he keeps my feet on the floor if you know what I mean! I would give anything for a hug from you, even for just a moment. I love you For All Eternity My Birdy! ❤️ Love, Hugs, and Kisses, Forever! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 3rd September 2016

"Sitting here at the casino with your Dad, wishing like crazy you were here! I miss you more than you could possibly imagine! Your Dad does everything he can to keep my feet securely on the ground. I know it's not easy for him. We both are really ready to be with you. I love you My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs, and Kisses, Always! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX"

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

"Wishing you were here, My Birdy! I miss you so very much! You are Forever My Heart!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy,  Thank you for watching over me, protecting me, and opening my eyes! I want to say I'm surprised, though in reality I guess I expected it. I just wanted to say thank you,  for everything. You are Forever My Birdy, Forever My Heart! I Love You, For All Eternity,  with all My Heart! So ready to be with you, I know your Dad is too! XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 23rd August 2016

"Good almost evening My Birdy, I'm on my way home from work, I wish you could have come to Eagle Point with me, you would have really liked it. Also the river rafting trip would have been awesome. Your Dad and I truly treasure our hikes together with you and our picnics we had together. It's just not the same anymore! We love and miss you so very much, there are no words to express how much you mean to us. You are Forever our Birdy, our baby, our son, our Hero, our Heart! We want so very much to be with you! Love, Hugs, and Kisses, For All Eternity! ❤️"

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

"My Birdy, I miss you every moment of every day and night, it's getting harder as time goes by. I find some sense of peace in knowing that with every day passed, I am one day closer to being with you. I Love You, Forever, with all my heart!"

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

"I miss you so very much My Birdy, I know that you are trying to protect me from something, though I have not figured out what it is. I will keep my guard up and my eyes opened. Your always on watch and I am truly grateful! I Love You, My Birdy with all the pieces of my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

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

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

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 16th August 2016

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for always watching out for me and your Dad, we sure miss you so very, very, much! ❤️ We will sure be happy when we are back with you! ❤️ Wish it was now! ❤️ We love you with all our hearts, we always will! ❤️ Love, Hugs, and Kisses! ❤️"

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

"Curtis, My amazing young son, you are Forever My Birdy, Always My Heart, My Hero, and My Guiding light! I look at every moment in every day and night as being one step closer to being with you! I Love You My Birdy with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy,  Thank you for always being with me and never letting go. Your the greatest son a Mama could ever have,  I am Forever grateful that your mine. Counting the days until we are together again! Thank you for always looking after your Dad and keeping him safe. I love you with all my heart, now,  always,  and Forever!  FOREVER My Birdy,  FOREVER My Hero,  Forever My Heart!  XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Ramona Brown on 3rd August 2016

"Curtis I still have no words that wont ring hollow to your parents . But I have come to care for them and worry about them . But I can say to you ,Thank you Sir for your sacrifice"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 2nd August 2016

"Hi My Birdy, with all the love you have from Your Dad, Sarah, your Brothers, Family, Friends, and I, you truly will live Forever, Never Forgotten! ❤️ You are loved and missed more than you know! I love you with all my heart and Soul For All Eternity! ❤️ I can't wait to be with you! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Eugene Mills on 2nd August 2016

"I hope and pray that you and Gino are watching over us.  Happy belated birthday Marine.....we will never forget.  Hug my boy for me...

Until Valhalla...."

This tribute was added by Anita Mahler-Herrera on 2nd August 2016

"Thank you for your service and  ultimate sacrifice!!!  You will always be in our heart's!!!  Never forgotten!!"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 2nd August 2016

"Well your 4 year anniversary has come and gone my son......I miss and love you as much today as I ever have....We celebrated your life last Saturday with many toasting to the wonderful man that you had become.....I will never forget you and what you stand for.....I embrace the day when I will once again see you, hold you.....continue to fly free and help those that really need that comfort and support....much love from your dad.....<3"

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

"Hi My Birdy, it's been four years and I miss you more than ever, it doesn't get any easier. I would have given my life to save you, as I will, so I could give you back to your Dad! We continue to celebrate your life, your birthday, and will never let you be forgotten. You are our Birdy, our Hero,  Forever our Heart! I Love You with all My Heart and Soul, For All Eternity! XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 30th July 2016

"Hi My Birdy,  today we are heading to Vegas for your Life Celebration,  I would give anything to have you there physically, though I know you will be there in spirit. We will make it Epic, you can count on that! You truly are loved the world over, your Dad and I love you most of all, you are our Heart, our Hero, our Baby, our Birdy,  FOREVER!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 29th July 2016

"MY BIRDY, I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, FOREVER!"

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

"My Birdy, I try really hard to stay strong and then reality knocks me to the ground. Not a moment goes by that I don't think of you, wishing I was with you already. I know your Dad feels the same way! We love and miss you with every ounce of our hearts and souls! Forever! ❤️"

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

"Good morning Birdy, I know I wished you a Happy Birthday yesterday,  though we will continue on Saturday at the Leather Neck Club, it will be Epic! We all know you and your brothers will be right there with us! There are people world wide, that celebrate your life, the Hero/Legend that you are, you are truly loved, and will Never Be Forgotten! I Love You with all My Heart,  For All Eternity! XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 13th July 2016

"Meltdown day Curtis.....damn how I miss you.....I so look forward to that day when I will see you again....❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 12th July 2016

"My Birdy, It would take never ending lifetimes to tell you how much I Love and Miss You! So very grateful I am one day closer to being with you. I will once again be happy, when You, your Dad, and I are reunited. Love, Hugs, and Kisses! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, having serious separation anxiety from you and your Dad right now, I would give anything for the three of us to be together  again! I'm looking forward to your Life Celebration and to seeing some of your brothers, we will make it an EPIC Night! I love you with all My Heart and Soul! Forever! ❤️ I miss you more than ever! ❤️"

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

"Happy Forth Of July My Birdy, I miss you more and more with every passing day, I would give anything to be at a Barbecue with you and your Dad right now. ❤️ I worked today, which is a good thing, at least my feet are on the ground so to speak. One day closer right? Your life celebration will be Epic, I will guard you with my life, I promise you that! It will be a great time! I love you with all my heart, For all Eternity! You are FOREVER MY BIRDY! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 28th June 2016

"I really wish I was with you, though I will keep my promise! ❤️ I miss you more and more with every passing moment! ❤️ I love you For All Eternity, with all My Heart! ❤️ Never Letting go! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 23rd June 2016

"Hi My Birdy, I know You,TJ, Niall, Hunter, Eugene, Steven, we're all there when Nathan arrived! Unbreakable bonds Forever! ❤️ Thank you for the message that morning, you always have a way to let me know what's going on, and let me know your here with me! Thank you for never letting go, I'll never let go, you are Forever My Birdy, Forever My Heart! I love you For All Eternity! Counting down the days tell we are together again! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 21st June 2016

"It has been awhile my son.....trying to live life in an up beat way....kinda hard to do with you no longer here.....Hope you and TJ were there to meet Brooks at the gates.....show him the ropes....I can not tell you enough how much I miss you....If you can, please get with your brothers here on earth and help them to relieve the pain they carry....give em a shove and let them know life is worth living.....I will continue to do my best son.....save a place for me when my time comes.....love you to the heavens and beyond...."

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

"Hi My Birdy, I truly miss you more than ever, counting the days down until we are together again! ❤️ thank you for never letting go, I'll never let you go either! ❤️ your always on my mind and Forever in my heart! ❤️ My Birdy For All Eternity! ❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, thank you for always being here for me, I love you more than you know, Forever!❤️"

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

"I Love You, My Birdy! ❤️ With All My Heart! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 18th May 2016

"Heavy on my mind tonight my son.....never gets any easier....miss your quick wit, your humor....I'll never forget you....love you to the heavens and beyond❤️"

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

"Good Evening My Birdy, another day over, one day closer! ❤️ I love and miss you more than anyone will ever know! ❤️ I seriously could not do life without your Dad, I can't even imagine what he goes through, everyone's journey is different, and through it all he never leaves my side. You and your Dad are so much alike. ❤️  Your Dad is my Soul Mate, You are My Heart, I love you both more than anyone in this universe, I always will. ❤️ Good night My Birdy, I'll meet you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 16th May 2016

"Hi Birdy, I Just listened to your commentary on Lamberts proposal to Rachel, I can't even begin to tell you how much that meant to me! Hearing your voice is priceless, I wish I could reach into that moment in time and hug you, I'd never let go, I'll never let go! I love you with all the pieces of my heart! For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"Good night My Birdy, I love you with all my heart, For All Eternity! ❤️ I'll see you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 14th May 2016

"Good morning My Birdy, we are going to see your brothers today in 29 palms! What I wouldn't give to be going to see you, even for a hug and a brief moment. I love you more than ever, with all my heart! I'll never let go! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 9th May 2016

"My Birdy, I miss you more than ever, I can't wait to be with you again. I'm counting the days, one day closer. I love you with all my heart, you truly are my perfect child. Thank you for never letting go! I'll never let go, you are Forever My Birdy, My Heart, My Hero! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 4th May 2016

"It has been a while my son.....Wanted to let you know how much I love and miss you.....you are constantly on my mind...... Just look forward to the day when I see you again, until then I will continue to take care of your mom....."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 3rd May 2016

"Hi My Birdy,
I'm one day closer to being with you, I sure do miss you, so much, it's unreal! I know your never far away, and I look forward to our quiet times together. You truly are the greatest son a mom could ever have, and Forever My Heart! I love you My Birdy, For All Eternity! XOXOXOXO ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 12th March 2016

"Hi My Birdy,
I love you, Forever! Talking to your hot mama, (Sarah) right now and this page pops up! You always know when we are struggling, I know the two of us probably make you exhausted! We love and miss you so much! Thank you for always being with us! Your the best son and husband anyone could ever have! Love and Hugs Forever!"

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

"Hi Baby, My Birdy! ❤️ My Hero, My Heart! ❤️ there's not a moment that goes by that I don't think about you, the incredible young man that you are, and how you are Forever watchful over those you love! I am so incredibly proud of you! You captured my heart even before you were born, I love you more than you will ever know! ❤️ For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 3rd March 2016

"Thinking of you always my son.....how wish you were still here.....love you from the bottom of my heart..."

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

"Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you that I love you with all my heart! I will Forever! I really miss you more than ever, you never leave my heart! I know I'm one day closer to being with you, call me impatient, I wish I was with you now! Love, Hugs, and Kisses! Always!❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 26th January 2016

"Love you my boy.....time definitely does not heal all wounds, but that day will come when I see you again.....it will then be healed...."

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm really having a hard time right now, I miss you so much! It seems to get harder as time goes bye, I truly can't wait to be with you! You are Forever My Heart! ❤️ I often hear you say; "Mama, stay strong!" I am trying. Thank you for always being here for me and being the greatest son a Mom could ever have, I'm Forever grateful your My Birdy! I love you with all My Heart, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 27th December 2015

"I will forever hold your light within me my son....holidays pass and are never the same without you....I love and miss you...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 22nd December 2015

"Hi My Birdy,
I really miss you! I would give anything for one more hug!"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 13th December 2015

"Thinking about you alot Curtis....miss you so much my son...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th December 2015

"Hi My Birdy, I so love you, with all My Heart! I really miss you more than you know! I wish I could be with you, I can't wait. Never letting go! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 26th November 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving, My Birdy, I am so thankful for all the love, hugs and memories we have together. I love you with every ounce of My Heart and Soul, Forever! I know this goes without saying, Please watch over your Dad, Sarah, Gracie, and your Brothers today. I Love and Miss you more than you know My Birdy, you are Forever My Heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 18th November 2015

"Good Morning My Birdy,
I love you! ❤️ I wish I could pick up my cell and call you, for now a text will have to do. I'm thankful for your 1/7 Suicide Charley brothers, I see why you love them so much. I know they all love and miss you as well. Though every day is a constant battle, I'm truly grateful that you are with me, never far away! I can't wait to see and be with you again. Thank you for being the Greatest Son a mom could ever have, I love you with all the pieces of my heart and ever ounce of my soul, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs, and Kisses! XOXOXOXO ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th October 2015

"Hi My Birdy,  I love you so much! I would give anything to hold you right now! XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 1st October 2015

"Love and miss you lots my son....not a day passes that I do not think about you......❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 16th September 2015

"Been awhile since I've visited birdy......you are always on my mind my son......never gets easier, but life goes on.....I love you son....."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 15th September 2015

"Good Morning My Birdy,
Thank you for the quick intervention, for seeing things that I don't, and always watching out for me. I love you so much, I wish you were here physically, I miss you more than you can imagine! What gets me through each day, is knowing that every day passed, is one day closer to you! I love you,  with all my heart, Forever!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th September 2015

"Hi My Birdy, I'm so tired, I know everyday is one step closer to being with you, I just wish it didn't take so long! What I wouldn't give for a Birdy hug! I am so grateful that I can hear you, and feel your presence, though being with you again will be as you put it, Epic! I love you My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! FOREVER Mama"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 30th August 2015

"Hi My Birdy, I sure do miss you! Thank you for watching over me and for your hugs, I really need them! I can't wait to be with you again! I love you with all my Heart, Forever! XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 19th August 2015

"Miss you son......"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 7th August 2015

"Weighing heavy on my mind Birdy......miss you so much...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 3rd August 2015

"Hi Baby, My Birdy, thank you for keeping me focused over the past several days, I know it wasn't easy. I Just miss you so much, three years seems like yesterday! Birdy, your the best son a mom could ever have, I'm so grateful your mine. I'm so proud of you! Never let go, I'll never let go, our promise kept! I love you with all my heart, For All Eternity! Mama ❤️"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 1st August 2015

"I can't believe it's already been 3 yrs. not a day goes by that I don't miss you terribly. I love you"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 1st August 2015

"3 years ago, you left us to join the ranks of your fallen brothers at the gates......you are on my mind and in my heart just as strong as ever...you always had a way of doing that to people....lol....love and miss you my son....until I see you again....love Dad"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 29th July 2015

"Hey My Birdy, I just want you to know that I love you, with all My Heart, thank you for being you, for protecting me, and giving me the reminders to bring it down from level Ten! You Are my heart, I can't wait to fly with you again. I miss you more than anyone will ever know! With all the love in my heart, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th July 2015

"Hi My Birdy, I'm happy that your Birthday Celebration was a very good one! I know you were with us all, so many people, some of whom you didn't get a chance to met when you were here sure love you a whole lot! You've touched so many lives, I'm so proud of you and the incredible young man you became. Selfishly I wish I could have kept you here with your Dad, Sarah, and I Forever! I miss you so much! Thank you for our song, and for never letting go! I love you My Birdy, with all My Heart, For All Eternity! XOXOXOXO❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 25th July 2015

"Happy Birthday my son....spent the last few days celebrating your life and honoring your memory....Will never forget who you were and what it is you meant to me....love you....Dad"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 23rd July 2015

"Happy birthday my love!❤️"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 20th July 2015

"Just heard your voice and your laughter for the first time in a long time and man did it take my breath away! What I would give for one more day! I love you forever❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 17th July 2015

"Loving and missing you daily.....<3....until I see you again....Dad"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 3rd July 2015

"Thinking about you a lot my son....gosh how I miss you......"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 29th June 2015

"Hi  My Birdy, I watched the video of you, that Ashton gave your Dad and I. I can watch it over and over just to see you and hear your voice, for me it is priceless! I miss you so much, you are my heart, and I look at every day passed as one day closer to you. Words can not even begin to describe how much I can't wait to be back with you! I love you My Birdy, with all my heart, Forever! XOXOXOXO❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 26th June 2015

"Hi My Birdy,
I just wanted to say Goodnight, and tell you that I love you with all my heart! Thank you for always being here for me, especially when I'm in total melt down mode! You are the best, I can't wait to be with you! I'll see you in my dreams, have a good night! Love for all Eternity! XOXOXOXO ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 19th June 2015

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for always being here for me, I'm glad I could do that for you today, it came out perfect! I love you more than you will ever know, and will forever! I can't wait to be with you again! Goodnight Birdy, I'll met you in my dreams!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 17th June 2015

"Thank you My Birdy for being the best son a Mom could ever have! You truly are the greatest! I'm proud of you. I love you with all My Heart For All Eternity! You are My Heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 15th June 2015

"Goodnight My Birdy, I'll see you in my dreams! I love you For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 14th June 2015

"Hi My Birdy,
I didn't realize I could do this from my phone, since I can so much for Facebook! I'll just use my phone and come here! I can't believe its coming up on three years, it really sucks. What I would give to be with you, and to have a great big hug! There are so many times I want to pick up the phone and call you, I miss our 2:00 A.M. Conversations! I'm proud of you Birdy, you are the greatest son a Mom could ever have, I'm happy your mine. I love you My Birdy, with all my heart, I miss you more than you know!❤️"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 26th April 2015

"I miss you! Thankyou for ALWAYS being here with me. I ❤️ You."

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 25th February 2015

"I know it's been awhile since I've been on here, but just know Curtis that you are always on my mind and forever in my heart. Never forgotten. I miss you bud. Wish things were different. Everyone loves you and misses you."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 25th February 2015

"Heavy on my mind this morning Curtis....after all this time, still trying to keep it together and make you proud....miss and love you so much, hurts like hell most times....till I see you again...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 15th February 2015

"Hi My Birdy,
I want to thank you for the Valentines gift, hearing your voice and seeing you as you physically were, meant more to me than anything! Between Your Dad, Sarah and I, I'm surprised the replay buttons still function! Your Dad and I are going to make a Memorial Garden for You, TJ, Eugene, Hunter, Niall, and Steven. I'm hopefully. finally, going to get that special memorial marker for you so we can make the outside memorial for you as well! You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! I promise you that! I miss you so much, I can't wait to be with you,you are Forever My Heart! I love you My Birdy, with all my heart, For all Eternity!"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 5th January 2015

"It has been a while since I came here Curtis....Had a very hard time this past holiday season without you....one of the hardest so far....just miss that quick wit and smiling face of yours my son....one day we will see each other again, until then know that I think about you constantly, love you and miss you more than I can ever say...."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 26th November 2014

"You are weighing heavy on my mind today son....got a whole lot of photo's from that dead computer...found some more that just brings back those fond memories....I love and miss you every waking day...can not wait until i see you again....<3"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 8th November 2014

"On my mind so much today...figured I would lay this flower for you...I know, I hear you...love and miss you so much son...until I see you again...."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 4th October 2014

"Been a little while since I came by to see you.....even after all this time son, it is still so hard to move forward....I wish I could feel something Curtis, so dead and hollow inside....I can not express enough how much I miss you.....I only hope that in time this pain will ease to a managable level....I've got more pics and some music to download....Always on my mind son...."

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 31st August 2014

"Hi My Birdy, I miss you so much! I am so thankful for all our memories, we had some amazing times together, quiet moments that are priceless to me, adventures that are out of this world. I would have followed you anywhere! No matter what the adventure, I knew you would always keep me safe (even against a talking parrot). We laughed so much that night. Your candle will Forever burn bright. I can't wait to be with you again, and to many new adventures.I love You My Birdy, with all My heart, For all Eternity! XOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 27th August 2014

"HEROS GET REMEMBERED, LEGENDS NEVER DIE!!! Miss you very much!!!"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 18th August 2014

"Stopping by to tell you that I love and miss you......."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 8th August 2014

"Stopped by to tell you that you are heavy on my mind today Curtis....I get this way from time to time....can not help myself...miss those times where it was just you and I, sitting and talking....how I really miss those times...yeah I still talk with you, but it is always a one sided conversation....just really hard today my boy, but you know me....I'll snap out of it and be ok until the next time...love you to the heavens and stars...."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 2nd August 2014

"Downloading some of your favorite music today....Hope you enjoy...love you...."

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 1st August 2014

"Two years ago today you were taken from all those who loved you. You are forever in my heart Curtis. Miss you a ton bud. <3"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 1st August 2014

"The only word that still comes to my mind after 2 years is WHY?! I love and miss you so much! FOREVER REMEMBERED AND HONORED!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 1st August 2014

"Though I am heartbroken from the loss of My Birdy. My Hero, My Heart, My Son, I couldn't be prouder of the man he is, and the protection he had/has for his brothers! I knew from the time he was born, that Curtis had the heart of a Lion, the soul of a Warrior, and a determination that could not be broken. Fear was not an option, protecting others is how he lived his life. Curtis found ways to make you laugh, when you wanted to cry, be happy, when you were really pissed off, turn the negative into the positive, and get you to achieve what you felt was impossible. Curtis knew no limits! One of the many things I love about My Birdy was the love he has for his brothers (Suicide Charley 1/7). Curtis once told me, "Mama, I love you with all my heart, I will always be with you, though when I am with my brothers they come first. I will protect them and get them home safely to their families, no matter what the cost." The Bond Of Brotherhood will never be broken, for this I am Forever Grateful! My Son, CPL Curtis Joseph Duarte, I am so proud of you, Know that you are and Forever will be "Mama's Little Birdy!""

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 31st July 2014

"Hey bud, well tomorrow is the day we wished never happened. Ill be honest with you, I may have not known you long, nor got to talk to you much after HS, but you know tomorrow is one of the hardest days for me in my life.You had such an impact on my life and you still do. It makes my heart heavy, and saddened with anger. Why such a wonderful, loving, great person taken from this world so soon. But I look at all the memories we have together and how you always treated me like one of your best friends and I reflect on the good times and it always brings a smile to my face because I got to know such a wonderful person. It was a privilege and and honor to call you my friend. I will never, ever forget what you gave, The Ultimate Sacrifice. I honor you everyday of my life Curtis, and I will until the end, and until we are all together in Heaven again. You are truly and deeply missed by all. Gone but never Forgotten. Rest Easy my friend. Ill be toasting to you tomorrow. Love ya bud. Your my hero. <3"

This tribute was added by Steve Lepley on 30th July 2014

"Rest in Peace, Marine. Your in good company. Semper Fi.........Doc"

This tribute was added by Mike Campfield on 28th July 2014

"I light a candle in remembrance  of your life little Brother even thou we just chatted a few times it will forever stay with and when your Father my Brother told me of your passing I cried along with him for the loss of his son and my little Brother. RIP Warrior"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 27th July 2014

"It is getting close to that date once again Curtis....I know that I should not feel sad, but there are times that I just can not help myself....there is not a day that goes by that upon waking up, that you do not lie heavy on my mind....I think about all the memories that I have floating around in my mind, then it is replaced by the knowledge of knowing that there will be no fresh memories....this is what hurts and quite frankly it will never go away....I long for that touch by you, hearing the laughter in your voice....I will continue to push forward, but know there will be days that I will falter completely....I love you son and there is not a day that goes by that I wish I could be along side of you...."

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 25th July 2014

"Here to light a candle and letting you know your always in my heart. Miss you bud! <3"

This tribute was added by Kerry Bartholomew on 25th July 2014

"It was a Honor to have served with you Brother and to watch you grow into Warrior exceeding all expectations. Strong, Courageous Men like you are what this great country was built on, and the only reason it carries on today. You "My Brother" are a Hero, and you make Semper Fidelis more than just words. Always Remembered!"

This tribute was added by Derek Shivers on 24th July 2014

"Curtis, your heroism and courage inspire me daily. I miss you my Brother but the celebration of your life and the testament of who you are as a man and a Marine brings a smile to my face. I think back on a few memories in which you are both the protagonist and the antagonist and I can't stop laughing. You are one of a kind and you are loved. Never stop being ornery. Proud to call you Brother."

This tribute was added by Aristides Rodriguez on 23rd July 2014

"First and foremost you are a son and then a soldier. The love of your Mother & Father accompanied with friends helps keep your memory alive and thus you will always be along side them.

A toast to celebrate the Birthday of an American Hero taken away far too soon. I wish I could have had the honor of meeting you and thanking you for your service, you gave the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation and for that my heart is heavy.
Words could never show the gratitude that I share with most Americans of hero's such as yourself. Your parents can rest easy knowing that you are in good company with all those heroes fallen before you in the service to our country. The freedom you provided for my family and myself I will honor it by never allowing another to disgrace your memory by distorting that freedom you fought under.

Semper Fi Curtis Duarte"

This tribute was added by Ken Panciocco on 23rd July 2014

"Curtis will never be forgotten because he lives in all of our hearts - honor his life and sacrifice every day.  Semper Fi Curtis and Happy Birthday son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2n1Gnbzxgg&list=UU79ArSICbjzKdLgmBnyoGYA"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 23rd July 2014

"This candle is lit to honor and celebrate what would of been your 24th birthday son....we miss you so, but we celebrate the life that you lived....thank you for so many wonderful memories..."

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 22nd July 2014

"Just a little note to say how much I miss and love you Birdy...."

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 21st July 2014

"I wanted to leave a flower as well. Love you bud"

This tribute was added by Sarah Sulla on 21st July 2014

"Proud and honored to know such a wonderful person, always making you laugh and smile. I will never forget him, and I honor him every single day no matter what I am doing. I cherish the times we had together. He was a good man, and a good friend to me. Always told me to keep my head up, and my head is up for him. Wednesday he would've been 24 years old. I will make sure that his birthday is still honored every year in this house, and his name will ring threw the halls of my home, and his story will be told as long as I live. He will never be forgotten. Love and miss you Curtis <3 I promise I will visit often."

This tribute was added by Eugene Mills on 21st July 2014

"Proud to know of your son's heroism.   I will be drinking tomorrow night in his honor.  Glad to have met you and Gina but I only wish it was for a different reason.  Semper Fidelis my friend.  Gene Mills"

This tribute was added by Ken Panciocco on 21st July 2014

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2n1Gnbzxgg

Never forgotten"

This tribute was added by Vincent Burciaga on 21st July 2014

"You are missed...but I know you in a wonderful place. To be at peace and to feel the love of god each day I envy and hope to one day experience myself. Till that day, know that you are missed."

This tribute was added by Aristides Rodriguez on 21st July 2014

"Respect to you son; I'll have a beer for ya the next three days. Semper Fi"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 20th July 2014

"Your light will always shine on in my heart....I love and miss you with all of my heart, minus what I have for your mom, my dear son....until we see each other once again, I'll drink a beer for you my boy...<3"


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