Jonathan Curtis, 24, Killed in Afghanistan
Former Belmont resident leaves a wife, child and his family from Massachusetts.
Spc. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, Mass., died Nov. 1, when his unit was attacked with a vehicle-borne explosive device in the Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to information supplied by Fort Campbell, Ky, where Curtis was stationed and deployed.
Killed in the same explosion was Pfc. Andrew N. Meari of Plainsfield, Ill.
Curtis was an Infantryman assigned to Company A., 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in Sept. 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2009.
His awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and Combat Infantry Badge.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Samantha Curtis and daughter Tessa-Marie A. Curtis, of Knoxville, Tenn.; father, Philip C. Curtis, of Belmont, Mass. and mother, Pamela Curtis of Cambridge, Mass.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.