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"We're still dealing with it and in disbelief." Father of Late 23 Year Old Soldier Speaks Out for th

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"We're still dealing with it and in disbelief." Father of Late 23 Year Old Soldier Speaks Out for th

A sudden death of a Terre Haute soldier has a community and family in mourning.

23-year-old Sergeant Christopher Wesley died on Monday in Iraq.

It's a loss that has shocked the entire Terre Haute community

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"We're still dealing with it and in disbelief." Father of Late 23 Year Old Soldier Speaks Out for th

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"still dealing with it.....disbelief.

Being military i have lost friends who i consider family.

I never thought it would hit home like it has."

The sudden death of a terre haute soldier has a community and family mourning.

23 year old "sergeant christopher wesley curry" of terre haute died on monday in iraq.

It's a loss that has shocked the entire terre haute community.

Tonight...the family speaks out for the first time.

News 10's dominic miranda spoke with curry's father this afternoon.

He joins us now in the studio with details.

Patrece.... christopher curry's father michael served nearly 22 years in the u-s army.

I spoke with him today about the sudden and tragic loss of his son.

He told me who he was and how he will be honored and remembered by his family.

"i never thought it would hit home like it has.

I thought all my boys--i have 2 others that are still in the military--i thought they would all come back home to me safe and sound."

Michael curry is the father of 23 year old sergeant christopher wesley curry.

Christopher died as part of the u-s army on may 4th in iraq.

A 20-14 graduate of terre haute north vigo high school.

His father tells me he'll remember his son's personality the most.

"he was funny--very sarcastic.

He was definitely my son...let's just put it that way.

His brain to mouth filter wouldn't catch on sometimes and then he'd catch on."

He says his son's last minute decision to join the army shocked him and his wife....but they were in full support.

He tells me christopher was proud to serve his country and he was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Curry has two other sons.

Both in the army as well.

The u-s army will send their family to the dover air force base to watch the dignified transfer of christopher.... and curry says it will be a true family affair.

"my son that's stationed in germany will be part of the escort detail to bring him back and then my other son who's in north carolina is coming up to indiana.

He'll go to dover with us and then my two sons will bring christopher home."

Curry says he misses his son already.... and his family knows recovery and healing won't happen overnight.

"he will be missed by more people than he knows.

And it's going to be a long road to recovery for us.

Us.

Recovery for us.

Curry says the community support has been overwhelming.

He told me his son always promoted veteran's support group "mission 22".

So instead of sending flowers...he asks you to make a donation to "mission 22".

Finally mr. curry told me they last made contact with christopher monday morning.

He told his mom and dad--i love

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