Hall of Honor
a nineteen year old Cattle and Sheep rancher from Sapulpa, Oklahoma,
Chief Warrant Officer Four Curtis C. Daniel enlisted in the Texas Army
National Guard on June 23rd, 1948, as a member of Company L, 142nd
Infantry Regiment. Over the next five years he worked diligently,
advanced through the grades rapidly, and rose to the rank of Sergeant
In 1953, he received an appointment to Warrant Officer and was assigned
to Battery D, 3rd Rocket/Howitzer Battalion, 132nd Artillery, 49th
Armored Division. Chief Daniel was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Two
in 1956. In 1960, due to reorganization and realignment, he voluntarily
returned to the enlisted ranks, serving as an E7 First Sergeant then an
E7 Sergent Major with Battery D, 3rd Rocket/Howitzer Battalion, where he
mobilized with the 49th Armored Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana, in
1961. In 1964, after his unit was deactivated, he transferred to the
State Headquarters, where he was assigned as First Sergeant, for the
Headquarters Detachment. Chief Daniel was reappointed to Chief Warrant
Officer Two in 1967, and served as the Unit Personnel Technician of the
Detachment, where he performed in an outstanding manner and earned
promotion to Chief Warrant Officer Four in 1975.
Throughout his thirty three years of military service, Chief Warrant
Officer Four Daniel, demonstrated the highest degree of technical
competency in the fields of unit and personnel administration. Through
enrollment in numerous service schools, Chief Daniel maintained
outstanding proficiency in order to serve his unit and fellow soldiers.
His notoriety as an expert in his field resulted in frequent requests
for counsel and assistance from numerous commanders and senior officers.
His mannerisms, self reliance and perseverance to accomplish his duties,
tasks and responsibilities in the most timely and efficient manner
enhanced his relationship with all of whom he served and supported.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Daniel's long and faithful service to the
State of Texas and its military forces has been equaled by few and
exceeded by none. His unpretentious yet meritorious achievements reflect
his humility and selflessness when the needs of soldiers were at stake.
Among his numerous awards are the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the
National Defense Service Medal, the Texas Faithful Service Medal, the
Meritorious Service Medal and the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Daniel's exemplary character, prestigious
record and outstanding performance of duty reflect the highest credit
upon himself, his family, the State of Texas and the Army National
Chief Warrant Officer Four Daniel, currently lives on Lake Austin, with
his wife, Gloria. He has a son, Keith and a daughter Carol.
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