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Specialist 4th Class BOBBY G. HARRIS
US ARMY

Bobby G. Harris, of McKinney, was a helicopter crewman. On March 17, 1971, while serving as a door gunner, his chopper’s mission was the insertion of South Vietnamese soldiers onto a mountaintop deep in the jungles of Cambodia. While inserting the soldiers in the midst of a heavy battle, his chopper was hit by an enemy rocket and crashed. SP4 Harris, 19, was killed in the crash. For 31 years he was listed as "Missing In Action," until his remains were recovered and identified by DNA tests. On September 3, 2004, Bobby Harris was finally laid to rest with full military honors at the National Cemetery at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. He is listed at Panel 4W, Row 56.

Medals Awarded:
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
BRONZE STAR
PURPLE HEART
VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
VIETNAM CAMPAIGN MEDAL

MILITARY MERIT MEDAL
GALLANTRY CROSS with PALM

Distinguished Flying Cross

Bobby Harris Distinguished Flying Cross

 


I hope that the Lord lets you know how proud and honored I am to be your
nephew.  I wish that we had known each other, but I'm sure we will have
plenty of time in heaven to catch up!
Robbie L. Boyd
 
   
Armored Cavalry in Vietnam


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