April 2016 – Bandstand Flag Notice

M.L. Curry Military Photo

M.L. Curry Military Photo

April 2016 – Bandstand Flag Notice
Marleen Curry
December 14, 1922 – April 16, 2015
Storekeeper Third Class
United States Coast Guard

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The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of April is in honor of M.L. Curry.

Marleen enlisted as a apprentice Seaman in Coast Guard in 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He trained at Curtis Bay, MD and then served at Coast Guard Bases in New York and New London, CT, and on the USS General C. H. Muir. He was honorably discharged January 31, 1946 at St. Louis, MO.

M.L. Curry

M.L. Curry

After returning home, Marleen lived on farms near Indianapolis and Delta before moving to his farm east of What Cheer in 1951. In 1961, he moved to Oskaloosa and Marleen established the Curry Wilbert Vault Company. Marleen operated the company until he sold it in 1977. He was a member of the American Legion and an active member of the Honor Guard for more than 45 years.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel at 641-672-2181 or www.gvlfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.

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