The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Curtis Herman Bullard, who died in the service of his country on June 20th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Curtis was 20 years of age. He was from Wister, Oklahoma. Curtis is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 8E, Line 64.
The decorations earned by PFC Curtis Herman Bullard include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
Curtis is buried in the Maxey Cemetery near Wister,OK.
(His BSV Citation)
Award Of The Bronze Star Medal For Heroism
For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Bullard distinguished himself on 20 June 1966, by heroic actions against soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army in a fire fight in the Ia Drang river valley near the Cambodian border. When his unit made contact, Private First Class Bullard and a comrade unhesitatingly launched a two-man assault against the enemy position that had them pinned down. In this assault Private First Class Bullard was mortally wounded; however, his quick and spontaneous actions gave the rest of the squad time and an opportunity to withdraw to a more tenable fighting position. Private First Class Bullard's magnificent and inspirational courage is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.