NY flags to be flown at half-staff to honor World War II hero

October 10, 2019 04:59 PM

Flags will be flown at half-staff in New York Friday to honor Sergeant Francis Currey.

Currey was the last living New Yorker to have earned the Medal of Honor during World War II.


He rescued five American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

He was born in the Catskills and after returning from the war, Currey and his wife Wilma settled in the Capital Region and raised three children.

Currey will be interred Saturday in South Bethlehem.


WNYT Staff

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