Londonderry Marine Eric Currier Killed in Afghanistan

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Eric D. Currier, 21, of Londonderry, N.H., died Feb. 17 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Eric Currier was one of 29 students that graduated from the Londonderry High School Adult Education Program in June of 2007. He was one of four in that class that enlisted in the Military.

Eric’s Brother Brent is in the army stationed in Hawaii, he was also a graduate of the Londonderry Adult Ed program in 2008.

The obituary is now available.

Eric Currier of Holy Ridge, NC and Londonderry, NH


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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Londonderry Mourns

    “…look on Heaven’s scenes;
    They will find the streets are guarded
    By United States Marines.”

    Thank you Marine.

    A grateful American.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Kathy Wagner

    God Bless you Eric.

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1Joe & Joanne Paradis

    Eric, may God reward you for your unselfish decision to help protect our country. To the Currier family, you are not alone – allow us to share your grief and pride in a true hero. Semper Fi from Marine parents.

  4. Vote -1 Vote +1Rep AL Baldasaro

    My condolences go out to the Currier Family on this day of sadness. Your family are in my prayers.

    “Semper FI”
    1StSgt USMC

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Tom Dolan

    “…And when our work is done,
    Our course on earth is run,
    May it be said, ‘Well Done;
    Be Thou At Peace…”

    Tom Dolan

  6. Vote -1 Vote +1John R

    The Last Inspection

    The soldier stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.
    ‘ Step forward now, you soldier, how shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek? to My Church have you been true? ‘

    The soldier squared his shoulders and said, ‘ no Lord, I guess I ain’t.
    Because those of us who carry guns, can’t always be a saint.
    I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough.
    And sometimes I’ve been violent, because the world is awfully rough ”.

    ‘ But, I never took a penny, that wasn’t mine to keep…
    Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got just too steep.
    And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God, forgive me, I’ve wept an unmanly tear

    I know I don’t deserve a place, among the people here.
    They never wanted me around, except to calm their fear.
    If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,1t needn’t be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand.’

    There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod.
    As the soldier waited quietly, for the judgment of his God.
    ‘ ‘Step forward now, you soldier, you’ve borne your burdens well.
    Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in Hell ‘

    from: A Collection of Poems II ‘ by James R Casey

    God Bless

  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Paul DiMarco

    RIP Warrior. God bless you. My prayers are with you, your family and friends.

  8. We are terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Eric. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who love Eric. There just are no words to express the feelings in knowing that one has given their life so that our family could continue to live with freedom. I can only say thank you and please know that we are praying for your family and believe that Eric’s spirit will be with you and to comfort you during this very difficult time through grief and healing. If we can help in any possible way, please do not hesitate to call out.

    “To observe a Marine is inspirational, to be a Marine is exceptional.” ~ Unknown

    Our prayers,
    The John Caron Family
    26 Noyes Road
    Londonderry, NH 03053

  9. Vote -1 Vote +1pam greene

    Biographical Information
    It is the Soldier, not the minister
    Who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is the Soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the Soldier, not the poet
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us freedom to protest.

    It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
    Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the Soldier, not the politician
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ©Copyright 1970-2005 by Charles M. Province

  10. Vote -1 Vote +1Rev. Bob Couto

    The members of St. Jude Parish offer sincere and deep sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of PFC Eric Currier. His selfless sacrifice for freedom and the greater good will always be his legacy of bravery and honor. He sacrificed his life for a cause greater than himself. Rest in Peace Eric. The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Semper Fidelis; Always Faithful. Fr. Bob

  11. Vote -1 Vote +1Tim

    Our prayers and thanks to the Currier family for raising such a selfless, honorable son. We stand with you to celebrate his life and mourn your loss. God Blessed Us.

    Tim and Gail Patten
    29 Auburn Rd.

  12. Vote -1 Vote +1sara Di Perri

    My condolences to The Currier Family for the loss of Eric. We are in your debt, our prayers are with you all. God Bless You all.

    Di Perri family

  13. Vote -1 Vote +1Larry

    “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”
    Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

    All of us mourn your passing. Our nation is stronger because of your life and commitment to our liberty. Rest easy Marine.

    Semper Fi

  14. Vote -1 Vote +1Alison

    Thank you, Eric, for your selfless service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Currier family.
    The Yankowskas Family

  15. Vote -1 Vote +1John E Kitson

    Words alone seem not enough to thank you Eric for your sacrifice. Our thoughts, and prayers are with you, and your family as God receives you in to his hands.
    The Kitson Family

  16. Vote -1 Vote +1Tim Siekmann

    My sympathy’s to the Currier Family. Your son’s sacrifice for our country is very much in my heart. OUr prayers are with you.

    Tim Siekmann and family
    Srgt. USMC
    Semper Fi

  17. Vote -1 Vote +1Robin

    My daughter is in the Army and when she left for Iraq she sent me this… made things clear to me why our young children do what they do and how proud they are of what they do…Your son Eric is a hero:
    If I ever go to war…
    If I ever go to war Mom, Please don’t be afraid.
    There are some things I must do, To keep the promise that I made.
    I’m sure there will be some heartache, And I know that you’ll cry tears,
    But your son is a Soldier now, Mom, There is nothing you should fear.
    If I ever go to war Mom, I know that you’ll be strong.
    But you won’t have to worry, Cause you taught me right from wrong.
    You kept me firmly on the ground, yet still taught me how to fly.
    Your son is a Soldier now Mom, I love you Hooah, Even if I die.
    If I ever go to war Bro, There are some things I want to say.
    You’ve always had my back, and I know it’s my time to repay.
    You’ll always be my daybreak, through all of life’s dark clouds,
    Your brother is a Soldier now, Bro, I promise I’ll make you proud.
    If I ever go to war Bro, don’t you worry bout me,
    I always looked out for you, but I can’t do that anymore,
    Cause I’m a big bro to all in America.
    I love you so much and you know that, Your brother is a soldier now,
    So wipe your eyes, I’ll be fine even if I die.
    If I ever go to war my Friends, We’ll never be apart,
    Though we may not meet again, I’ll hold you in my heart.
    Remember all the times we had, Don’t let your memories cease,
    Your friend is a Soldier now, Dear Friend, And I’ll die to bring you peace.
    And when I go to heaven, And see that pearly gate,
    I’ll gladly decline entrance, Then stand my post and wait.
    I’m sorry Sir I can’t come in, I’m sort of in a bind,
    You see I’m still a Soldier Sir, So I can’t leave them behind

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