BURLEY, ID, USA U.S. Marines PO2, EODMU ELEVEN, OAK HARBOR, WA HAWIJAH, IRAQ 04/06/2007
Curtis Ralph Hall, was born on the 10th of June 1982 in Burley, Idaho, to Clarence and Pamela and Hall.
Curtis Hall grew to be 6-foot-7 and played high school basketball. At age 14, he and an older brother received the Boy Scout’s Honor Medal for unusual heroism and skill in rescuing their father after he was knocked unconscious during a rafting trip on central Idaho’s Salmon River.
Curtis and his brother were featured in Boys’ Life, the Boy Scouts of America’s official magazine. A year later, Curtis Hall became an Eagle Scout.
Curtis’ sister said her brother “was like a ray of sunshine.” “He loved to tease and play, but knew where the line was He always knew how just to have fun.” She said that on the last call home, Curtis Hall joked about the food. He was content. He was happy. He was where he wanted to be.”
He enlisted in the United States Navy on the 7th of August 2001 after graduating from Burley High School and attending classes at the College of Southern Idaho. Upon graduating from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, Curtis remained to complete the course of instruction to be rated as a Hull Technician Fireman Apprentice.
During his service, Curtis was awarded The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Rifle Medal, and Expert Marksmanship Pistol Medal.
Curtis is survived by his parents Clarence and Pamela, his brothers Robert, Michael and Randy, his sister Brenda, and a host of family and friends