Curlee, Jack Douglas, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1946-1946, Green Cove Springs
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Voice Edition
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Birmingham, AL
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 10, 2015
Location of Interment
Elmwood Cemetery - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

Blue Star

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
My father, Jack Douglas Curlee, died on September 10, 2015, in Cumming, GA. He was over ninety three years old and one of the Greatest Generation.
Stephen Douglas Curlee
Lieutenant Colonel
USA Retired
Other Comments:
Enlisted on 12MAY43, entered on active duty on 1JUL43 and was commissioned on 29JUN44. Released from active duty on 23JUN46 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve on 1SEP55.

The complete history of USS LST-78, including ship and crew photos may be viewed at

Notes on the map below:

Flag of Japan denotes landing on Okinawa (including Ie Shima), a prefecture of Japan. Made numerous trips to Hawai'i, which at the time, was a territory of the United States. Made many trips to the individual and various islands of the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands which are too small to appear on the map.  The flag of Indonesia denotes a landing on Biak Island, which is part of Papua, a province of Indonesia.

 Tributes from Members  
Obituary posted by Short, Diane (TWS Chief Admin, Ruth, Harding), SA 3929 
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 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffProfessional Schools and CoursesSurface Vessels USS No NameUS Navy
  1943-1944, SA-0000, V-12 Navy College Training Program
  1944-1944, OC, Naval Reserve Midshipmen School
  1944-1944, E-V (G), Diesel Engineering Officers School
  1944-1945, E-V (G), USS No Name LST-78
  1946-1946, 000X, USS No Name LST-78
  1946-1946, Green Cove Springs
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation5
 Colleges Attended 
Auburn UniversityTulane University
  1939-1944, Auburn University3
  1943-1944, Tulane University1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 19, 1944, Domain of the Golden Dragon1
  Jan 01, 1945, Auld Lang Syne Club 1
  Jun 17, 1945, Initiated as a "Top Secret" Trusty Shellback.4
  Jan 01, 1946, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA1
  Jun 11, 1994, 50th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Service, Nashville, TN1
  Nov 10, 2000, Sgt. George B. Curlee, U.S. Army, WWII (brother deceased)1
  Jul 26, 2003, LST 325 Tour9
  Mar 22, 2012, Curlee's 90th Birthday Party1
  Jan 21, 2013, Cold War Certificate1
  Jun 25, 2014, General Photos1
  Sep 10, 2015, Obituary of Jack Douglas Curlee1
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