This site was constructed for the 280 Marines that service
aboard the USS Curtiss during the years 1948-1957.
To date 187 of those Marines have been located. We are
continuing our search for the missing Marines. If you
are one of the missing or know a Marine that served aboard
the USS Curtiss, we would like to hear from you: Email.
The purpose of the site is to unite the Marines that were
aboard the ship during the nuclear operations and to provide
a source of information for them and their relatives and
next of kin. Everyone is welcome to visit the site.
This web site consists of 6 sections which can be
reached using the links at bottom of page.
A brief HISTORY of the Marine Detachments and
the USS Curtiss during the years 1948-1957.
A list of the OPERATIONS that the Marine Detachments
participated in. The list includes dates, location, type
of test, yield, name of operation and test. There are also
links to obtain additional information regarding the
Thumbprint photographs (OPSPHOTOS) of some of the
nuclear tests. There are links to sites where additiional
photographs can be viewed, and to the DOE site where VHS tapes
and photographs can be purchased.
Information on the pending 5th reunion and the previous
four REUNIONS. Also contains photographs of
the past reunions.
General information (currently regarding the Marshall
Islands) and links (INFO-LINKS) to sites containing
information about the nuclear tests, veterans legislation,
the Marine Corps, etc.
This page is dedicated to members of the Detachments
who have received their finally transfer orders (TAPS).
Among the deceased is SSgt Guillen, holder of the
Medal of Honor.