Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sgt. 1st Class Michael S. Curry

An Army paratrooper who grew up in Hollywood and Dania Beach was one of four soldiers killed recently in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded, the paratrooper's family said.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael S. Curry, 37, had spent the last 20 years of his life in the Army, and for most of that time he had been assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Caserma Ederle, in Vicenza, Italy. It's also where he met his wife and had two sons, one of whom turned 12 today. The other is 9.

"He was a wonderful husband, father and son," said Curry's sister, Niki Martin, 35. "He was so wonderful, like something that is too good to be true."

But it was true, relatives said Tuesday, as they mourned and discussed plans for a local memorial service. Curry will be buried in Italy next week, relatives said.


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