Michael E. Curtain

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: South Plains, NJ

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Michael Curtin was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. He was killed in a suicide car-bombing near Najaf, Iraq.

“He was one of those perfect type young men,” his former coach, Cory Davies, said. “He was just a very courteous, cooperative person.”

“Our son, Michael, was a kind and courageous young man. Although he was with us but a short time, he displayed tremendous bravery, unwavering faith and a devout love for his family,” his parents said. “He was fighting for our freedom, which we should never take for granted. He was a hero in our eyes.”

Age: 23

Date of Death: March 29, 2003

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