Stine, Curtis Lee

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: C TRP, 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

WWII PH Medal

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Date of birth: 2 February 1919

Married: Martha

Campaign: WWII

Died: 1 September 44

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Saint Agnant, France

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Place of interment: Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Danville, Illinois

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Note:   Lt. Stine was a tank commander in F Trp, 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group.  The 2d Squadron encountered scattered elements of enemy armor and infantry on 1 September. Troops B and C of the 2d Squadron ran into heavy resistance east of Marbotte. In the assault on St. Agnant, the 1st Platoon of F Troop, under Lt. Stine, were working with a Troop C platoon. As the lead tank went around a corner it ran head on into a Tiger tank which blasted away with its 88, killing Lt. Stine and T/5 (PFC) Markiewicz, and wounding T/4 Young.