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Steve Curley

Steve Curley

(Passed – 2010)

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Steve Curley

Steve Curley
(Passed – 2010)

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Steve Curley

(Passed – 2010)
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About Steve
This is a tribute to Corporal Stephen Paul Curley from 40 Commando Royal Marines. He was serving as part of Combined Force Sangin when he was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 26 May 2010.
Corporal Stephen Curley was killed in an explosion while he was conducting a ground domination foot patrol through the southern Green Zone in order to reassure local nationals and understand their concerns about living in the area.
Corporal Stephen Curley was 26 years old; he was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Married to Kirianne, he lived in Exeter with their 5 month old son, William. He joined Royal Marines Recruit Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on 31 March 2003, passing for duty
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on 17 March 2004.
On completion of training he was drafted to Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines and subsequently deployed to Iraq on Operation TELIC 4 in 2004. 2006 saw his first deployment to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 5, serving with Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines; during which he distinguished himself by saving a fellow marine’s life. Further training with 42 Commando, on exercise in Northern Norway provided him with experience of operating in a mountain and cold weather environment.
Established as an experienced and professional marine, he was selected for Command Training, passing his Junior Command Course and promoting to Corporal in March 2009. A keen runner and climber;
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with a taste for cold weather warfare, Cpl Curley chose to volunteer for the arduous 9 month Mountain Leaders Course, becoming a qualified Mountain Leader (Class 2) in April 2009.
Rejoining Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines in September 2009, he undertook the Advanced Urban Combat Instructor's Course, a role he relished within 7 Troop. In March 2010 he deployed once again to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 12, serving in Sangin as part of the FOB JACKSON Operations Company.
His wife 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.
"A man of few but
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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 forever imprinted on our hearts.
"Stevie was a perfectionist - he prided himself on being the best and the best he was. His professionalism was highly regarded by all who knew him but it was his quirky un-PC one-liners that really caused a stir. Steve loved to make people laugh and laugh with them.
"Stevie was a quietly proud man, proud to be a Royal, proud to be my husband and proud to be a Daddy.
"Steve stood firmly for what he believed in a man who lived by his convictions and fought vehemently for what he thought was right.
"Steve loved
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his family, and would be so proud of his mother and brother. We will carry your heart with us always. Engraved in my wedding ring the words, Kirianne, my one, my love, my wife. Stephen, sleep well my love."
This memorial is dedicated to Stephen Curley who died a hero doing a job he loved. May he rest in peace.
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Love u Ste. Mum xxx
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Steve Curley

This is a tribute to Corporal Stephen Paul Curley from 40 Commando Royal Marines. He was serving as part of Combined Force Sangin when he was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 26 May 2010.
Corporal Stephen Curley was killed in an explosion while he was conducting a ground domination foot patrol through the southern Green Zone in order to reassure local nationals and understand their concerns about living in the area.
Corporal Stephen Curley was 26 years old; he was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Married to Kirianne, he lived in Exeter with their 5 month old son, William. He joined Royal Marines Recruit Training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on 31 March 2003, passing for duty...

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