Francis S. Currey, a Medal of Honor recipient and WWII solider from Upstate New York, passed away earlier this week at the age of 94. His passing was announced in a Facebook post on October 8th by his American Legion post, the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 near Albany. Curray had been a longtime member of the post. He passed away at his home in Selkirk, New York on Tuesday.
Currey was born in a town called Loch Sheldrake in upstate New York back in 1925. According to Wikipedia, he joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old and eventually became a technical sergeant. Curray served during WWII, where he earned a Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the Battle of the Bulge. After he left the service, Curray worked as a counselor at the VA Medical Center in Albany, New York from 1950-1980. After he retired from the VA he started a landscaping business.
Veterans of New York salutes this true American hero
Truly the Greatest Generation
Our prayers go out to Currey's family and his local community