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Honoring Our Veterans

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

Willis D. West – Texas Revolution; Siege of Bexar

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

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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Odds and Ends, Times and Places


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A Memorial Day Tribute

Thank you for the sacrifice you made for us.  We remember you today – and every day. 

Richard Ernest Montoya - my father - first man on the left: United States Army

Max George Montoya - My uncle - United States Army

Richard John Quiroz - My sister's father-in-law; United States Air Force

Roy Oliver Curbow - my husband's grandfather - United States Army

Roy Orville Curbow - my husband's uncle - United States Navy

Gene Oliver Curbow - my husband's uncle - United States Navy


Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Odds and Ends


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