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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 26th July 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to say hello, with all the Love in My heart, with every ounce of my soul, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Ken Panciocco on 24th July 2017

"Happy birthday +1 day Curtis.....you will never be forgotten."

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

"Good morning My Birdy, I hope your birthday was as amazing as you, wait nothing or nobody is as amazing as you. I'm really sorry we didn't send your balloons off first thing in the morning, I wish we would have done a celebration of life this year! I know you look forward to the celebration, I want you to know, that I will never let you be forgotten, not on my watch, not ever! I'm going to find someone who does embroidery on a large scale, hopefully I can start getting shirts made up starting early. I'm always hopeful that I will be with you in the near future, though know with everyday past I am one day closer! I Love You, with every ounce of my heart and soul, For All  Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by sarah duarte on 24th July 2017

"Happy birthday my love! Still wish I could wake up and have it all be a the worst dream! I hope heavens gates are rockin out today for you! Till I see you again"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 23rd July 2017

"Happy Birthday my son....you are forever missed..."

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

"Happy Birthday My Birdy, I hope your having an Epic day in heaven and having the celebration above all others with your brothers and Uncle Danny. I wish it was here with me and your Dad though. Your Dad made an amazing Tri-Tip, Macaroni salad, corn on the cob, and of course, Bud Light Platinum. I made you your brownies, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, with whip cream (as your Birthday Cake, just like you like it. I Love and Miss you more than ever, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I wish you and I could go on a walk like we use too, I truly miss that. I miss our walks to 31, IKEA, Del Taco, Yum Yum Donuts, all the places we'd go, just for a snack or bite to eat, and then hide the evidence. I miss our You and me time! I just really miss you! I Love you, with all the pieces of my heart and soul, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 18th July 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You, with all my heart, For All Eternity! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I can't believe it's almost your 27th Birthday, your Dad and I are going to make your favorite foods, a 5 star steak, macaroni salad, and brownie top with ice cream and hot fudge. We got  you something, we'll put it in your room when it arrives. I think you would have liked it. I love and miss you more and more with every passing moment of  every day.  Birdy you are Forever My Heart! For All Eternity! Love, Hugs, and Kisses! Forever Mama!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I love you with all my heart!❤️Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 11th July 2017

"Hi My Birdy, my post from yesterday obviously traveled to siberspace, I guess I should have finished it before I got home. You know I keep you safe in my heart, a place where nothing or nobody will ever take you from me. I Love You more than you will ever know, with all my heart Forever. ❤️ I Miss You so very much, I can't wait to be with you!❤️ Love, Hugs, and Kisses from the heart!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'll never let go, I'll love you Forever, I miss you to the depths of my soul and beyond, and I can't wait to be with you!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th July 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You with all my heart, Forever. I just wanted to say hello and say Happy 4th of July, I really wish you were here, I know your night would have been Epic as always! That is one of the many things I love about you, you always made the good times great! I will Forever keep you safe in my heart, I'll never let go. I miss you more than ever Birdy! Love, Hugs, and Kisses with all my heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 29th June 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You and miss you more than you can possibly imagine. I wish I could talk to you even for a minute, just to hear your voice. I miss everything about you! I am extremely grateful to you, for always being here when I call you, especially for never letting go. I hope I'm not to much of a pest. I Love You baby, My Birdy! FOREVER! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, your Dad got his fathers Day present from you today, his DC Villians, he really likes them! I'm so ready to be home tonight and for the weekend, one more day. I just want you to know that I love you, I will Forever! You are My Birdy, My Hero, My Heart, For All Eternity!❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th June 2017

"Hi My Birdy, another day, hotter than yesterday, not as hot as tomorrow. Days like this I think of our times at the beach together and our trips to Venice Beach! I cherish those memories and the picture of you with that shark. Good times! I wish we could have had a lifetime together more! I sure was not ready for you to go, I never will! Our hearts beat together from the inside, and I will never let go. I Love and Miss You My Birdy, more than you will ever possibly imagine! Sending you Love, Hugs and Kisses! I'll see you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th June 2017

"Hi My Birdy, another day, hotter than yesterday, not as hot as tomorrow. Days like this I think of our times at the beach together and our trips to Venice Beach! I cherish those memories and the picture of you with that shark. Good times! I wish we could have had a lifetime together more! I sure was not ready for you to go, I never will! Our hearts beat together from the inside, and I will never let go. I Love and Miss You My Birdy, more than you will ever possibly imagine! Sending you Love, Hugs and Kisses! I'll see you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th June 2017

"Hi My Birdy, another day, hotter than yesterday, not as hot as tomorrow. Days like this I think of our times at the beach together and our trips to Venice Beach! I cherish those memories and the picture of you with that shark. Good times! I wish we could have had a lifetime together more! I sure was not ready for you to go, I never will! Our hearts beat together from the inside, and I will never let go. I Love and Miss You My Birdy, more than you will ever possibly imagine! Sending you Love, Hugs and Kisses! I'll see you in my dreams! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th June 2017

"Hi My Birdy, another day, hotter than yesterday, not as hot as tomorrow. Days like this I think of our times at the beach together and our trips to Venice Beach! I cherish those memories and the picture of you with that shark. Good times! I wish we could have had a lifetime together more! I sure was not ready for you to go, I never will! Our hearts beat together from the inside, and I will never let go. I Love and Miss You My Birdy, more than you will ever possibly imagine! Sending you Love, Hugs and Kisses! I'll see you in my dreams! ❤️"

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

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

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

"Hi My Birdy, I really miss you, so much that words don't even come close to telling you how very much. Knowing that I m one day closer to being with you is a good thing. I Love You Forever and Ever, For All Eternity! Sending you Love, Hugs, and Kisses! Always!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 16th June 2017

"Hi Baby, My Birdy, I hope you have Bear with you, I'm glad I got to say goodbye to him. Though losing him just shattered my heart that much more. I bought the DC Villian shoes for Your Dad from you, I hope they come before Fathers Day, I know they'll put a smile on his face. I wish more than anything that I could give him You! I have never seen a man love his son more than he loves you, you are his mini me, his best friend. I sure miss you My Birdy, more and more with every passing moment, I Love You, with all my heart, For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for always having my back, your quick intervention, in short for always being there. I'm so glad I didn't have to work overtime today, I really want to be home already, with your Dad and you! I miss you more and more with every passing moment, I miss everything about you! I count every day as one day closer to being with you, I hope Your Dad and I will be with you soon! We love you with all our hearts, Forever!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm on my way home from work, it's been a really long day. I'm going to get those slippers for your Dad, for Fathers Day, from you, though I truly would give anything and everything to give him you. I know you will be with him, your Dad loves and misses you more than you can imagine. Birdy, you have always been our heart, and Forever will be. Will you do me a favor and watch out for Papa, I know it won't be long until he is with you. I want you to know that I Love You, with all my heart and soul, I am truly blessed to have you Birdy and for never letting go! Love, Hugs and Kisses, I can't wait to be with you again! Forever My Birdy, My Hero, My Son, My Heart! I Love and Miss You more than all the stars in the heavens! ❤️"

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

"Good Evening My Birdy, I Love You, more than you could ever begin to imagine, with all my heart! ❤️ Every time I leave the Canyon at this time of night, I think of you and how much you would have enjoyed seeing it, though being over protective Mama, I would have not wanted you to get close to the edge. 4,400 feet down is a long way! I'm sure once the Zipline goes in you would have been down for that.❤️ I truly miss you, I can't wait to be with you again.❤️I love you with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 29th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, it's Memorial Day and well  you know how that is! I absolutely struggle not being with you, and being at work didn't make it any easier. This world has become so complacent and self obsorbed, I can't wait to leave here to be with you. Now to get on the bus and have to sit here while they play a war movie, I wish it would break, I know I'm at a level ten, I'll be better when I'm finally at home with your Dad. Thank You, for always being here for me, listening when I need to vent, and mostly for being the best son a Mom could ever have! I Love You, My Birdy with all my heart and soul, For all Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 29th May 2017

"It has been a long time since I posted here....I thought that after all this time, that I would be getting on with life.....I am just marking time waiting to see you again...days like today just rip open that wound again....I love and miss you so much....❤"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 25th May 2017

"Good morning My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I Love You, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity, I'll never let go!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 22nd May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You, Forever and Ever, with all my heart, So another day down, which means one day closer. I meant to  thank you and Uncle Danny for protecting Grandma and Papa, the other day. Though I know they miss you both terribly, I'm grateful that they are still here with us. I know your Birthday is not far away, I know your Dad and   I will do something special to celebrate your life, we wish you were here to celebrate with us. We love and miss you so very much, more than you will ever know! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 18th May 2017

"Good Evening My Birdy, Thank you for always watching out for me, you always seem to know when I start getting restless! You've always been such an amazing son, I'm more grateful than you will ever imagine that your mine. I Love and Miss You more than ever, one day closer right!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 18th May 2017

"Good Evening My Birdy, Thank you for always watching out for me, you always seem to know when I start getting restless! You've always been such an amazing son, I'm more grateful than you will ever imagine that your mine. I Love and Miss You more than ever, one day closer right!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 16th May 2017

"I LOVE YOU, MY BIRDY, FOREVER!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, Thank you for the wish today, I wish I would have picked it up, it sure brightened my day. Some days I'm just in another world, and yet every time you send me a message, to just hold on. I can't even imagine how you do it, though I am extremely grateful that you do. I love and miss you more than I could ever begin to express, with every ounce of my heart and soul! You are Forever My Birdy!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 10th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I wish I had your strength, even in passing you found your way to be able to be with me, to comfort me when I'm truly done.  To make me laugh, when I can't even see through the tears. One of my greatest comforts is when I call to you, and I'm able to see you! We Always said we would never let go, I am Forever Blessed that your mine, Forever Together! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You and miss you with all the pieces of my heart, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You and miss you with all the pieces of my heart, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You and miss you with all the pieces of my heart, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 8th May 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me, for Never letting go. For having this message come across my phone, when I need you the very most. I'm more ready than you can  possibly imagine, to be with you! I Love and Miss You more and more with every passing day. My Birdy, you will always be my Heart, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 2nd May 2017

"I LOVE YOU, My Birdy! More than the universe and the heavens combined, more than you will ever know! Forever and Always, with all my heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 25th April 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me. I think that every time this post comes ones back up, I'm going to add to the post, I'm here in Vegas with your Dad, I'm so glad he's feeling better, pretty much scared the daylights out of me. Thank you for being here with us. I would give anything to have you here in real flesh, you sure would have had the time of your life and as always been the life of the party. I guess I'm going to go back to the casino, though in my optimistic ways I know it won't be profitable, HaHa! I love you My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs, and Kisses, Forever! See you soon! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th April 2017

"Good morning My Birdy, I Love You, with all the pieces of my heart, Forever! Thank you for the smile, That means the world to me! You truly have my heart!❤️For All Eternity!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 20th April 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me! I Love You more than you will ever know!❤️Forever!❤️"

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

"Good Morning My Birdy, I Love and Miss You more than words can ever begin to say!  Comfort comes, in knowing I am one day closer to being with you again. I can't wait! I love you, Forever! ❤️ With all My Heart and Soul! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me!❤️ I Love You, more than ever, Forever!❤️"

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

"Good night My Birdy, Ill see you in my dreams!❤️ Your Dad going to show me how to do things on your page, so I'll add things for you!❤️ You truly are Forever missed! ❤️ I Love and Miss You more with every passing second, of every minute, hour, and day!❤️You are My Birdy, My Heart, My Baby, My Son, My Hero, Forever!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me! I love you with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! See you soon!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me! I love you with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! See you soon!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 11th April 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I'm grateful for all those you put in my path, especially the ones who occasionally say some of the things you did. You always send me signs to make me laugh, brighten my day and remind me to breathe when Im at a level ten and beyond. Thank you for always being there for me, I love you with all my heart, For All Eternity! ❤️See You Soon!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th April 2017

"I LOVE YOU, MY BIRDY! WITH ALL THE PIECES OF MY HEART!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th April 2017

"I LOVE YOU, MY BIRDY! WITH ALL THE PIECES OF MY HEART!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"


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