Army and Air Force Veteran, William Curry, joins Paramount Veterans Network as the first and only Honorary Ambassador
William Curry recently participated in a virtual Coffee with Vets event “THANK YOU FOR SERVICE: A Conversation with 99 Year Old William Curry”. William shared about his military experience, his motto: “You’ve got to keep moving” and giving back to the community.
William Curry was born in Buffalo, New York on April 1, 1923. William’s father was in the Army during World War I and earned the French Legion of Honor when he was 101. William’s father passed away at 105.
William Curry joined the Army in 1943. He was the only African American in his unit. After World War II ended in 1945, he worked in a US Post Office for about two years. In 1947, William joined the Air Force when it was first formed. He was a Civil Engineer and served on the RED HORSE team (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer). In 1974, William retired from McCallan Air Force Base in Sacramento as an E-7. William met his wife Barbara at McCallan Air Force Base and married in Nevada. William has one daughter and two grandchildren.
After military service William went to the University of Nevada and earned a degree in education. William also worked with children with special needs for 27 years before he officially retired when he was 82. He received recognition for all of his work.
William enjoys reading and loves exercising seven days a week and listening to music. He lives by his motto: “You’ve got to keep moving” and inspires others to do the same.