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.