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Major Curtis D Feistner was killed on 21 February 2002. Major Curtis D. Feistner is a native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Aviation upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1990, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering.
His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, and the Combined Arms Services Staff School.
Major Feistner's past assignments include Flight Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Flight Operations Office in B Company, 214th Aviation Regiment at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
He joined the Night Stalkers in June 1995. He served as a Platoon Leader in A Company, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, interim Battalion S-3 (during Operation Southern Watch), and Assistant Battalion S-3 in 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Major Feistner assumed command of E/160 in August 2000, and later deployed his unit to multiple locations across the pacific Command in support for Operation Enduring Freedom.
On February 21, 2002 Major Feistner and nine others were killed in a helicopter crash in the Philippines. The helicopter crashed after ferrying U. S. Special Forces and supplies from Zamboanga City to Basilan Island.