Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Carl F Curran

Union City, Pennsylvania

May 16, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Army Spc

Army National Guard’s Battery C, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment

Oil City, Pennsylvania

Died in Al Karmah, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
From Chrissy Hendell 05/30/09:

So I was told by some friends about your web site and well you have a friend of mine on there. Carl F. Curran; he and I went to high school together he was a few years older than me. We were in Marching Band together and well i figured that I would tell ya a little bit about him. He had a heart of gold and he was one of the nicest people one could ever meet. He was in the drum line and I was in the Clarinet line. He and I would sit around and hang out after school. I was younger so I was shy and didn't say much it was him who did tons of talking. He would joke around with me and make me smile; but then again that was Carl. He was the funny one he was always making people smile even on the worse of days. I can remember hanging out with him and another friend of ours after school before musical practice; we were all talking about missing certain things in life. I made the comment that I can't wait to be older and that life was too hard being young. He said, "Don't rush life because it will pass you by before you know it." I remembered that and well when he passed it was a shocker for all. Here I am 22 years old and I can still hear his voice saying those words. It may seem like nothing to some one who didn't know him but to me he changed my world. He was a hero even before he was a military hero. He was my hero. Thanks for letting me share my story with you. I also wanted to say thanks for not letting them be forgotten. 

Chrissy Hendell 

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