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Terre Haute soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

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Posted at 5:14 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 17:14:24-04

TERRE HAUTE — A 23-year-old soldier from Indiana died this week in a non-combat-related incident in Iraq.

Sgt. Christopher Wesley Curry, 23, from Terre Haute, Indiana died Monday in Erbil, Iraq. No further information was released on how Curry died. The incident is still under investigation, a release from the Department of Defense states.

Curry was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

“Sgt. Curry joined Charlie Company in April 2019 and immediately became a part of our Army family. His technical expertise enabled the unit to deploy from Alaska in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and his continued effort eased the Company's transition while in theater,” said Lt. Col. Jimmy Howell, 3-21 Infantry commander. “Sgt. Curry's incessant optimism was the hallmark of his personality, and often provided respite for others during times of stress.
“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."