Purple Heart Recipient Begins Healing

Sgt. Anson Curry arrives at rehab center on Wednesday

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    An Army Sergeant who was injured by a grenade during a mission in Afghanistan made his way to a rehabilitation center in Escondido Wednesday morning, where he will be treated for a brain injury.

    Two weeks ago, Sgt. Anson Curry received the Purple Heart in recognition of his service and sacrifice for the Army.

    He arrived at Brown Field in Otay Mesa on Wednesday and was greeted by a group of Patriot Guard Riders.

    The riders escorted Curry to the Learning Services Center in Escondido, where he will begin a program to help with physical and occupational speech therapies.

    Curry spent the last nine months at a Veteran’s Affairs hospital in northern California and doctors felt he was ready for his next step in rehabilitation.

    His wife, Minny, said he is improving every day.

    “I'm being patient and I just got to keep motivating him,” she said. “I keep telling him it’s not your battle, it’s our battle.”
     

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