CURRY, COL. JOHN V.
John V. Curry, Colonel, United States Army (retired) of Dover, New Hampshire, currently residing in Juno Beach, Florida, died on Sunday, January 27, 2002.
He was born in Buffalo, New York, on August 8, 1922.
Colonel Curry served his country proudly as a combat veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. As a Navy enlisted man, he landed troops on the beach in Normandy. He went home on emergency leave and was reassigned to the
Pacific Theatre. He was awarded over 30 decorations and medals including
three Bronze Stars, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Warld War II
Victory Medal, United Nations Service Medal and uniquely earned medals and
citations from both European and Pacific Theatres.
He earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his Masters degree from Butler University. Upon return from Vietnam, he served as the
head of the Applied Journalism Department at the Defense Information Center
at Fort Harrison.
After his retirement from the Armed Services in 1972, he was Vice Principal at Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and then Guidance Counselor at Indian River High School, Selbyville Delaware.
Colonel Curry remained an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association, serving as the State Commander of VFW, Department of Delaware. Most recently, Colonel Curry spent time volunteering for the American Red Cross helping disaster relief efforts throughout the world.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Marie Curry of Fishers, Indiana; son, John M. Curry, North Palm Beach, Florida; daughters, Elizabeth Gross of Kaiserslautern,
Germany, Catherine Worrall and Therese Cochran, both of Fishers, Indiana and
Patricia Ryan of Indianapolis, Indiana; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, 11 a.m. on February 8, 2002. Donations to the Army Transportation Museum, Ft. Eustis, VA 23604.
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