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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 16th January 2018

"Good morning My Birdy, have I told you lately how much I love and adore you, which by the way is more than ever. Today is Papa's birthday, Grandma, is taking us to Kingman to celebrate his Birthday at El Palasio ( Mexican Food ), you would have liked it, Uncle Danny too. It would be a Beer Feast! I wish you were here, I miss you more and more with every passing moment, I can't wait to be with you! I hope to see you soon! ❤️Love, Hugs, and Kisses, ❤️Forever!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 12th January 2018

"Good Evening My Birdy, I Love You and Miss you more than ever imaginable, you are My Birdy Forever and Always! My Hero, My Heart, My Everything, so ready to be with you, one day closer!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 9th January 2018

"Hi My Birdy, well is pouring rain, which really has me wanting to be curdled up on the coach with you watching a movie, any movie would do. I would do anything to have that! I miss you more than you know! I found a letter that Grandpa (My Dad), wrote you, he sure loves you. I’m still trying to come to the realization that your both not here anymore. I truly look forward to being with you again, hopefully soon. I Love You with all my heart and soul My Birdy, see you in my dreams!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 4th January 2018

"Hi My Birdy, I LOVE YOU, FOREVER!❤️I’m sorry this not smart phone didn’t post what I wrote. You know what it was! I’ll never let go!❤️I’ll see you in my dreams!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 1st January 2018

"Happy New Year My Birdy, I Love You to such extremes it could never be mesured, you are Forever My Heart. I truly miss you calling me at 23:55 on New Years Eve, so we could bring in the New Year together, though I know you were here with me. I did get to talk to  Kevin (Sutton), and Gio which did my heart well. You Forever touched the lives and hearts of so many, and they will always keep you close as well. I miss you more than you know, one day closer. Love, hugs, and Kisses!❤️"

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

"Happy Anniversary to you (My Birdy) and your beautiful Sarah, I would give anything to have you together!❤️ She misses you so extremely much, as do I. You are my Heart, My Birdy, For All Eternity! Love ❤️ Hugs and Kisses"

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

"Happy Anniversary to you (My Birdy) and your beautiful Sarah, I would give anything to have you together!❤️ She misses you so extremely much, as do I. You are my Heart, My Birdy, For All Eternity! Love ❤️ Hugs"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 28th December 2017

"Good Evening My Birdy, another day in the trenches, and best of all, one day closer to being with you! I Love you more than ever, with every ounce of my heart and soul, Forever!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th December 2017

"I LOVE YOU, FOREVER, MY BIRDY! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, thank you so very much for your insight and guiding me to where I really want to be, I m so happy I got the ZipLine Guide position, I don’t ever want to handle money again, I just wanted you to know how very much I love you, which is more than you could ever imagine, with all my heart, Forever. Your hot Mama (Sarah), says she loves and misses you so very much, you’ll always have her heart! Good night My Birdy, I’ll see you in my dreams! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️"

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

"Merry Christmas My Birdy, thank you for being here today, I would have given anything to hug you, to have you physically here. Life sure isn't the same anymore, I miss all our time together, you are Forever My Heart. I Love You, For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, my Baby, Merry Christmas Eve, I sure wish you were here, I miss you so very much, more than ever! I Love You with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! I hope to see you soon!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I’m so glad you and Papa are here with me right now, being stuck on a sheet of ice is a bit nerve wracking. I’m grateful you were there to take Papa home with you, can’t wait for my turn. I Love You My Birdy, with all my heart and soul Forever! ❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You, you just made my day, I miss you so incredibly much. You always know how to make me smile, you truly are the most amazing son ever, I’m Forever grateful your mine. Love, Hugs and Kisses!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You, Forever! ❤️I got a message from Ethan (Salas), it did my heart well, I know you watch over him and all of your brothers. I know I keep you really busy as well, I’m forever grateful for you My Birdy. Thank you for watching out for your Dad, I really worry about him, he loves and misses you more than anyone will ever imagine. I’m almost home, good night baby, I’ll see you in my dreams!❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, I Love You, with all the pieces of My Heart, Forever. I miss everything about you, especially you! I would give anything, for one more hug, one more conversation, one more walk, one more cuddle on the couch scary movie, one more just being together, one more day! Soon I hope! ❤️Love ❤️ Hugs,"

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

"Hi My Birdy, another day down and closer to you, I sure love and miss you! Your Forever my heart, I wish I could go give you a hug, though you know I would never let go. I truly miss our times together, I have our memories safely tucked away in my heart and soul.  I Love you, Birdy, For all Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, another day down and closer to you, I sure love and miss you! Your Forever my heart, I wish I could go give you a hug, though you know I would never let go. I truly miss our times together, I have our memories safely tucked away in my heart and soul.  I Love you, Birdy, For all Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I think about you all the time, I Love You with all my heart, I always will! Your  Dad got me a new phone, obviously I’m still in the, how in the world does this thing work, I’m still electronically challenged. I figured out the most important aspect, which is your Forever Missed page. I know you and I have a connection that the majority will never understand, It keeps me going. I’m also extremely grateful to your Dad for setting your page up as I find comfort here as well. I still need to get with your Dad so I can add to it. Have a good night Birdy, I’ll see you in my dreams. Thank you, for never letting go, I’m so grateful I got to spend the time with you on  Friday night, I Love and miss you more than ever, Love, Hugs, and Kisses, straight from my heart!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I think about you all the time, I Love You with all my heart, I always will! Your  Dad got me a new phone, obviously I’m still in the, how in the world does this thing work, I’m still electronically challenged. I figured out the most important aspect, which is your Forever Missed page. I know you and I have a connection that the majority will never understand, It keeps me going. I’m also extremely grateful to your Dad for setting your page up as I find comfort here as well. I still need to get with your Dad so I can add to it. Have a good night Birdy, I’ll see you in my dreams. Thank you, for never letting go, I’m so grateful I got to spend the time with you on  Friday night, I Love and miss you more than ever, Love, Hugs, and Kisses, straight from my heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 30th November 2017

"Hi My Birdy, I wore my Rhonda Stark jacket today, every time I wear it I have an all day hug from you! Though I would give anything to hug you in real life, I'm happy how you made this possible. I Love and Miss You more than you know. You are Forever My Heart!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I just wanted to say hi and tell you I Love You, you know I do and will Forever!❤️With all My Heart!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 28th November 2017

"Hi  Baby, My Birdy, Today was a good day, though even on the best day, I truly miss you more than words can possibly describe. You are my heart, you Always will be! I am truly blessed to have had you for the twenty-two years that I did, I will hold on to those memories, though I truly look forward to being together with you again. I hope soon. I Love You My Birdy (Curtis), with all my heart and soul, Forever!❤️Love, Hugs and Kisses, Always!❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, I Love You, Forever!❤️ Your Dad, Grandma Papa and I are on our way to the Leather Neck Club, I wish we were going to meet you there. You would have really liked it. Uncle Steven is supposed to be there too, I would give anything if You and Uncle Danny could be with us as well. You are truly loved more than you know, by more people than you will ever imagine. ❤️I can't wait for Your Dad and I to be with you!❤️We love you with all our hearts, For All Eternity!❤️Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️"

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

"Happy Thanksgiving My Birdy, I wish you were here, I Love You more than ever! ❤️I miss you so much, one holiday closer to being with you!❤️Love, Hugs and Kisses!"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You, with all my heart, I wish you, your Dad and I could all be together tomorrow for Thanksgiving. We actually aren't doing anything until Saturday, since I have to work. I'm so grateful for all the memories we have together, I just wanted to keep adding to them. I wish you didn't have to go, I would have given anything to save you, my life no questions asked!❤️❤️I Love and Miss You more than you know, Forever!❤️❤️I can't wait to be with you again!❤️❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You more than ever, really missing you a lot! Every time I get super sad, I just remember with every second pass, I am one step closer to being with you!❤️You are Forever My Heart!❤️"

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

"I Love You My Birdy! Forever!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, thank you for the songs and signs letting me know your here with me, lately I seem to need them more than ever, I am forever grateful that we are bond for eternity! ❤️ Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, the sunrise this morning is incredibly breathtaking, it's amazing how one part of the sky is such a bright orange and the other a soft pink and blue. You would have loved the view. I Love and Miss You more and more with every passing moment of every day! I Love You with all my heart and soul, I can't wait to be with you!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, For whatever reason I'm exhausted, I wish I was already home. I'm on the bus watching Austin Powers (GoldMember), wish you were here watching it too. I can't believe this is supposed to actually be entertainment,  seriously. I love you so immensely much, and miss you like crazy. I'll see you in my dreams baby! Love, Hugs and Kisses with all my heart! ❤️For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, if loving and missing you could build steps of a stairway to heaven I would already be there with you! I Love and miss you more than ever! One day closer!❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, I Love You, with all my heart, Forever! With all my soul, For All Eternity! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Joseph Duarte on 4th November 2017

"Hey son, Birthdays are just never the same since you went away....my heart aches to hug you, to talk to you, just spend time with you....but I know that is not in the cards right now....must be patient....I will always carry you in my heart....love and miss you bunches....until Valhalla"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I would give anything to make a Birthday wish to be with you, and have it come true. I know you will be with me and that does my heart well! I Love You My Birdy with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity! Love, Hugs and Kisses Forever!❤️"

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

"❤️I Love You Forever My Birdy, thank you for always being here with me and your Dad, For never letting go!❤️"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th October 2017

"Good Evening My Birdy, nighttime always finds me missing you terribly, I want so very much to get that phone call from you, saying "hey mama, what are you doing!" My response always being, "waiting to talk to you.❤️I would give anything for one more call, I miss you more than you can possibly imagine. You are My Heart Forever!❤️I Love You My Birdy more and more with every passing moment, with all my heart and soul, Forever!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I can't believe the holidays are almost here, I wish you were here to see your baby girl Gracie, she sure is growing up. She's Elvira for Halloween and she sure does rock it! You were such a huge part of her life. I'm so extremely proud of the man you are, In my eyes you will always be perfect. I Love and miss you more than you know, I can't wait to be with you, one day closer! Love, Hugs, and kisses with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️"

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

"I LOVE YOU MY BIRDY!  FOR ALL ETERNITY!❤️"

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

"Good Evening My Birdy, I'm so glad that night is falling, I'll be home with your Dad soon and as everything becomes still, I'll get to see you!❤️Being able to see, hear,and feel you as I do, gives my heart comfort. ❤️I Love You, with all my heart and soul, For All Eternity!❤️ I miss you more and more with every passing moment❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I'm missing you so extremely much!  You are Forever My Heart, I would give anything to give you hug! I Love You, My Birdy, with all my heart and soul, I'll never let go!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, it's seems like this week has been longer than most, good though long. It would probably help if I went home and went to sleep, but Radar is so fistey and cute, you would have loved him. I know Wrinkles still would have been your favorite, you two had such great times together. Those memories bring a smile to my heart! I Love and miss you so incredibly much My Birdy, I will Forever. I'll see you tonight in my dreams! Love, Hugs and Kisses!❤️See you soon!❤️"

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

"Good morning My Birdy, I just wanted to tell you I Love You, with all my heart, Forever!"

This tribute was added by Gina Duarte on 27th September 2017

"Good night My Birdy, I Love You more than all the stars ✨ in the universe and an infinity more than that! Sweet dreams, I'll see you in my dreams! Love, Hugs and Kisses, Forever!❤️"

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

"Hi My Birdy, I Love You Forever and Always, with all my heart!❤️ I did FaceTime with Sarah (Your Hot Mama) on Sunday, she loves you so very much, she will forever. I guess you could say we are both electronically challenged (Haha), Anyway she is going to send me your wedding and some other video she found. It does my heart well, that I can still see and hear your voice when you were here. I miss you more than ever, you know I will never let go! I'm counting the days, one day closer to being with you! I Love you, with all my heart and soul! Forever!❤️"


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