Our combined family consists of dedicated veterans who have served, fought and died for our freedoms in every American conflict starting with the American Revolution all the way through to the present conflict in Afghanistan. We have had family members who served proudly in every branch of service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines – and even the United States Coast Guard. Some of our veterans suffered greatly as prisoners of war; some have received Purple Hearts; some just quietly served and never spoke of their experiences – many more served during peace time around the world. I am proud and grateful for each and every single one of them. The sacrifice to the veteran and his family cannot be measured. Today we stand up and remember you – and we thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country. Without you there would be no us.
Below is only a small sampling of our family members who have served our country valiantly.
American Patriots: James Curbow; Joseph Curbow; William Curbow; Leonard Miles – American Revolution
James L. Atwood; Tilman P. Curbow; Wiseman Curbow; John Montgomery Ham –Civil War
William Henry Lytle; Nathaniel Sheridan Murry; Frank Edward Story – World War I
Roy Orville Curbow; David Alfonso Montoya; Leonard Lee Setliff; Milton Pete Zimmerle – World War II
Gene Oliver Curbow – Korea
Richard Ernest Montoya (my father); Roy Oliver Curbow, Jr. – Vietnam