Currin, Brian SSG (Retired)
34, of Glendale passed away on August 4, 2013. He was Born on August 24th,1978 in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Washington High School and graduated 1997. After High School he joined the United States Army in 1998 as a Cavalry Scout and Army Sniper where he deployed to Iraq in 2005-2007. After finishing his tour in Iraq he joined the Army National Guard for a short period of time, but didn't like the "down time" and missed the goings on of Army life. He then decided to enter the Army Reserves where he was positioned in an active duty role at 2-362 BN under the 1st Army Division at Ft. Bliss, TX. He was responsible for training National Guard and Reserve units before they deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Brian was responsible for the Improvised Explosive Device training lanes (IED). He trained thousands of Soldiers resulting in many lives saved while in combat operations. Many of his soldiers described him as "kind, sharp, sarcastic, impulsive, loyal, a great leader and always ready to help out a comrade." After his time with 1st Army Division he retired on March 14 2012. Brian was a one of a kind man with a golden heart, was intelligent, had the most beautiful blue eyes, his smile and laughter was known and loved by many. He would give the shirt off his back to a complete stranger and was the most loyal friend you could find. He treasured his family, friends and dogs. On November 4th, 2009 he married the Love of his life Christina Hyzer. Brian enjoyed remodeling houses for friends, working on vehicles and spending time with his son Austen. He is Survived by: His wife Christina, His son Austen, His mother Catherine Cummiskey, His brother Daniel Currin, Several Uncles, Aunts and Cousins as well as his Military family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Daniel Cummiskey There will be a viewing Thursday August 8th from 5pm-7pm with a rosary to follow at Legacy Funeral Home at 10702 W. Peoria Ave in Sun City. Funeral Services will be on Friday August 9th starting at 10:30 am sharp at the National Memorial Cemetery located at 23029 N. Cave Creek road in Phoenix with a celebration of life to follow. A memorial fund has been set up through Wells Fargo Bank under the title of " The Brian Currin Memorial Account"
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 7, 2013