A 23-year-old soldier from Indiana has died in a non-combat incident while serving in Iraq – COVID-19 is not suspected as the cause of death.
The death of Sgt. Christopher Wesley Curry on May 4 is being investigated.
Curry, from Terre Haute, was an infantryman deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to defeat the Islamic State, according to the Army Times.
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at the time of his death, according to Army Alaska officials.
“Sgt. Curry’s incessant optimism was the hallmark of his personality, and often provided respite for others during times of stress,” his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jimmy Howell said.
“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.”
Sending support and strength to his family and friends. Thank you for your service Sgt Curry, rest in peace.
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