Army SGT Steven Curry, 2019 Honoree
SGT Curry grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina and enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in March 2003.
During his second combat tour, in November of 2006 while in Iraq, SGT Curry was involved in his second IED attack in less than a month. The vehicle SGT Curry was riding in with the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti), 25th Infantry Division was struck by four explosively formed penetrators (EFPs). The unit was on an escort mission with the Air Force EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team. As a result of the blast, SGT Curry sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the explosion and the amputation of his left leg below the knee. SGT Curry spent the next 16 months recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Since he medically retired in 2008, SGT Curry has continued to serve his country by ensuring his chosen career fields support America's soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines still downrange, as well as combating terrorism stateside. SGT Curry also continues to serve his fellow wounded Veterans through volunteer work and mentorship with non-profit organizations.
SGT Curry has been married for 15 years and has two daughters, 8 and 13.
SGT Curry’s goal for 2019 is to become a commercial pilot.