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Christopher Curry

In Memory of SGT Christopher W Curry, USA

May 9, 1996 – May 4, 2020

US ARMY/ 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Chris was born while his family was stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia.  His dad was career Army and Chris and his siblings lived in many different places following their dad from duty station to duty station.  Chris was tall and gangly with devastatingly good looks which he never knew he had.  He would seem shy until you were allowed in to his circle and then you couldn’t get him to hush.  He was fiercely loyal to those he loved and would square up if you messed with them.  He loved Dragons, thunderstorms, and harassing his siblings.  His decision to join the military took everyone by surprise but that was Chris… always full of something.  His death shook our family to the core.  He sent one final haunting message to his mother just minutes before he made that fateful decision. “I love you Mum”.  We learned later the actual details of that day and know what his final minutes were.  He was due to come home a month after he died, and we watched as his friends came home and it devastated us all over again.  

TERRE HAUTE (WTWO/WAWV) – The parents of Terre Haute native and fallen soldier, Sgt. Chris Curry, remember his life.

A 2014 graduate of Terre Haute North High School, Chris Curry’s family says those that got to meet him knew how much he cherished the importance of friendships.

“Chris was loyal. If you were a friend, you were a friend for life,” said Michael Curry, Chris Curry’s father.

Chris’ mother, Aimee Curry, says he was also known for being witty and joking with friends back and forth.

“If he was your friend and you said something, he was going to have a sarcastic comment and if you didn’t have a sarcastic comment back he was going to be disappointed in you,” Aimee said.

In 2015, Chris made the decision to join the U.S. Army.

His family says although he comes from a military background dating back to the Revolutionary War, with his father and two brothers also serving, his decision to join came as a surprise.

“Chris wore his heart on his sleeve and he loved animals so for him to want to go into the military just floored us,” Aimee said.

During his time in the U.S. Army, Chris was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21 Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

His parents say his military journey took him to Virginia, Missouri, Germany, and Alaska

“He was a supplies specialist so if you needed anything from paper clips to ammo, you went to him,” Aimee said.

On Monday May 4th, at the age of 23, Chris Curry died while serving in Erbil, Iraq, while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Curry’s parents say they are proud of their son for serving his country and they will miss him.

“I’m going to miss those comebacks. He loved animals and one of his heroes was Steve Irwin so every time I watch an animal show on TV that’s what I’m going to see is Chris and he had a heart of gold, loved everybody, and he’d take his shirt off his back and give it you if you needed it,” Aimee said.

Aimee Curry says they are hoping to honor Chris in the month of June at Deming Park, that’s where they will have a ceremony to remember and celebrate his life.


“His honesty, light heartedness, and wit will always be remembered by his brothers in arms. His loss is being felt immensely by Charlie Company, 3-21 Infantry, and the 1/25th SBCT. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of our own.”

Places he called home:

Indiana, Ft. Lee, VA; Weisbaden, Germany; and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

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