LTC Anthony James Curcio
Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Anthony J. Curcio (Jr.) was born in Pennsylvania on July 26, 1938.
He received a bachelor of Science degree from Temple University in 1960.
On June 16, 1960 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was commissioned a 2nd
Lieutenant in the Regular Army on November 7, 1960
with date of rank back to October 3, 1960.
Also in 1960 he graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School Officers Orientation Course.
Curcio was promoted to the temporary rank of 1st Lieutenant (AUS) on April 3, 1962.
On October 3, 1963 he was promoted to the permanent rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Regular Army.
He received a promotion to the temporary rank of Captain (AUS) on July 16, 1964.
Curcio was promoted to the permanent rank of Captain in the Regular Army on October 3, 1967.
On March 29, 1968 he was promoted to the temporary rank of Major (AUS).
(Note: the above are the entries
for Anthony J. Curcio in the Official Army Registers from 1961
1st Battalion website does not have access to the Army Registers after 1969.)
DOB - 7/26/1938 (his father was
an immigrant from Italy)
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
Graduated from Temple Univ. after completing the ROTC program.
Commissioned in 1960 right out of college.
Served 2 tours in Vietnam
Served 1 tour in Korea
At some point in his career he served in the 101st Airborne and the 1st Cavalry, commanded the 1/22 Inf from 1977-1979.
Received a Masters of Education
Separated from the Army with honorable discharge after serving 20 years in Oct 1980.
Received 1 (possibly 2) Purple Hearts from wounds received in Vietnam.
After retirement, he worked
until the time of his death for Central Texas College (in a
educating GI's and serving as a consultant for them with a heavy emphasis on combat logistics.
Passed away suddenly in Colo
Spgs, CO on 11/28/1989 from a heart-attack.
Buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO.
HIS TOMBSTONE READS - "DEEDS, NOT WORDS"
From his daughter Jennifer
This portrait of LTC Curcio hung on the
wall at 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Headquarters
at Fort Hood, Texas, 1999-2009. Photo courtesy of Major Anne LeGare, wife of LTC Marc LeGare,
Commanding Officer 1-22 IN 1999-2001.
LTC Curcio's decorations
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Plot: Section W Site 504
Grave marker for Anthony
Note the 22nd Infantry motto of DEEDS NOT WORDS
Photo by Barnard/Hinderlider from the Find A Grave website
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