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James Robert Harris, U.S. Army

James Robert Harris


BIRTHPLACE
Boothton, AL
Born 1916
HOMETOWN
Pea Ridge, AL, United States
Died 1994

BIOGRAPHY


James Robert Harris served his country with honor in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. He saw combat in World War II and was present at the Battle of Normandy. During some portion of the war he served as a driver for both General Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. After the war he returned home to his wife, Mary Lawrence with whom he had two children, a daughter Loretta, and a son, Tommy. He was married to Mary for 54 years. He was employed for many years as an office manager for Long-Lewis (Sullivan, Long, and Hagerty). After retirement he spent many hours gardening.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


"I was just a country boy and the only person in my unit who knew how to butcher a cow." (which proved to be an important military skill)

AWARDS


World War II Victory Medal
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Military Rank


T5

Years of Service


1941-1945

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
World War II
European Theater
Battle of Normandy