Date of Birth: 5/14/1941
Tour began: 12/20/68
Date of Casualty: 6/12/1969
Age at time of death: 28
Home of Record: MARTINSBURG WV
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Married
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
Body was recovered
He was KIA by mortar fire
Kurt is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo taken by A Horan. Used with her permission.
Kurt is honored on Panel 22W, Row 32 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"Kurt was my XO when I returned from Vietnam. We became very close and when I married after the army, I and my wife
spent two weeks with him, Gayle and son, Kurt Jr.I also attended his funeral in Arlington as his body escort.We were very
close. LIKE BROTHERS...I have a picture of him and me when I turned over my command and was discharged from the Army.
It is on the wall of my lake house. His wife lives in Little Rock AR, as does her son."
~Captain Dennis Moorehead
"Capt. Franzinger took command of Company B/2/501st of the 101st Div. on the eave of our second invasion of the A Shau
Valley that took us to Fire Base Airborne and Hamburger Hill. I'll always remember his dynamic personality and the good
will he had for his men."
"A tree fallen the wrong way helped save my life when the mortars landed-you were not as lucky-thanks for teaching me how
to survive." ~Phil Hazen
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