Jerry Curry

Monday, January 28th 2008, 3:40 pm
By: News 9

Jerry R. Curry was born in Liberty, Penn., to Jesse Aaron Curry, a steel worker and part-time farmer, and Rev. Marion Mercer Shiflet Curry.

As a young boy, Curry joined the Boy Scouts.  He took on the Boy Scout oath as his own personal credo,

"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and to my country, to obey the Scout law.  To help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."

In 1950, Curry graduated from high school and nine months later he enlisted in the armed services. Curry wore the army uniform for nearly 34 years of active military service.  During that time he rose from private to general. He was described as, "The ablest tactical commander in the entire American army."

Curry attended Ranger, Airborne, and Army Aviation training.  He served and trained at a number of bases in California, Georgia, Texas and Kansas and other states. He fought in the  Vietnam War.  He has seen first-hand what happens when an enemy is given a safe haven to grow, train and export terrorism. He knows from years of experience what happens on the battlefield and he is prepared to be our commander in chief.

General Curry has not only served on the battlefield, but he has also served in three federal administrations. He served as: Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Carter administration; Press Secretary to the Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration; and Administrator of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration in the Bush Sr. administration.

Curry has a deep faith in God that has guided him throughout his entire life.  He also has a broad educational background.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, his master's in international relations from Boston University, and a doctorate from Luther Rice University.         

Curry is passionate in his patriotism, his love of family, and his love of history and music. He is an accomplished opera singer.

The major issues he wants to address as the next president are:

  • The safety and security of the United States
  • Foreign policy
  • Immigration laws
  • Ensure all Americans have access to good healthcare 
  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Pro-life, anti-abortion

Jerry Curry and his wife, Charlene, have four children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Their mixed racial and cultural ancestry represents a rich cross section of many backgrounds-as colorful as America itself-having descended from African-American slaves and freemen, Native Americans, French, Irish and Scottish.