28/05/2010

Marine Killed In Afghanistan Named

The Ministry of Defence has named the British marine who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Corporal Stephen Paul Curley, 26, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in an explosion while he was conducting a ground domination foot patrol through the southern Green Zone.

Married to Kirianne, he lived in Exeter with their five-month old son William.

Kirianne said: "It is impossible for me to express what my husband meant to me, Daddy to our 18 week old son William and my partner in crime, Stevie was my purpose, what makes me tick.
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"A man of few but powerful words when it mattered, he lived by the motto 'If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much room'. This will be imprinted on our hearts."

(CD/BMcC)


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