Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Kenneth W. Harris, Jr.

23, of Charlotte, Tennessee.
Harris was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident while driving south on the main supply route in Scania, Iraq. Harris was assigned to the 212th Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Died on August 20, 2003.

Harris was promoted to sergeant shortly before is death.

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"SGT Harris,
No matter what was going on you always had a smile on your face...I will always remember that about you. You were always the most motivated, dedicated, and loyal soldier I have ever met. RIP my brother until we meet again."
James Schulz of Murfreesboro TN

"SGT Harris,
No matter what was going on you always had a smile on your face...I will always remember that about you. You were always the most motivated, dedicated, and loyal soldier I have ever met. RIP my brother until we meet again."
James Schulz of Murfreesboro TN

"Thinking of you today Harris. I miss you lots."
Lynda Vosbein of Lakeside, Ca

"Sgt. Harris,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I'll never forget how I used to tell people I had three brothers when I was little. You and Dan were John's best friends & that meant that you were always at the house playing cards or wrestling in the front yard. I have a lot of childhood memories with you & Im thankful that you were in mine and my families lives! I'll never forget the last phone call from you when you were overseas. I barely recognized your voice and you said how it hurt your feelings Lol. You were always so happy and such a good friend. I think of you often and miss you all the time."
Megan Dudley-Trotter of Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee

"I miss you my brother my friend,but I know that everything we be ok so rest in peace and we will see you when the Lord come."
SSG Henry Bean of Nashville,Tn

"Sgt. Harris I've always missed you and always will. You were one of our pups that we knew would turn out to be an excellent soldier/NCO. I will always remember the day when you first came to the unit till the last. Save me a spot up there cause that will be my final promotion. I always talk about you my friend and you will always be in my heart. GOD SPEED!!!!!"
SSG Smith, Kevin(smitty) of Bon Aqua, Tn

"Hey Ken, its your cousin craig...miss ya alot man your memorial sign is awesome..you are never forgotten..i remember when me you and dan would throw that little football that whistled in paw paws yard, haha..goodtimes. Say hey to paw paw for me please i love you both..watch over me and the whole family times are hard..
Your Cousin, Craig"
Craig Haris-Cousin of Vanleer, Tennessee

"ken, I miss the way you loved life and all people alike. You were loving to all. God blessed me to be part of your life and family. I will always love you. GOD BLESS YOU KEN, WITH LOVE. JERRI"
JERRI WILLIAMSON of BELLEVUE,TENN

"Sgt Harris, sorry I didn't get to know you as well as some of the soldiers of 212th did, but I will never forget the last time I saw you, leaving on your last mission, smiling as you were putting on your armored vest as your vehicle passed the company TOC. Rest in peace my friend and watch over us as we of the 212th return to combat."
SFC Douglas Johnson of 212th Chattanooga, TN. USA

"TILL THIS DAY YOU ARE STILL TRULY MISSED. I AM GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND BEEN IN A UNIT WITH YOU. GOD BLESS."
ROBBIE ANDERSON DILLARD of JACKSONVILLE AR

""To the family of Kenneth W. Harris,Jr ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Kenneth W. Harris, Jr.:
Kenneth gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Ken,
When my life is nearly over,
and I look back at my
many blessings,
your image will
fill my mind,
and I'll whisper
your name in longing.
And when my time
comes at last,
I'll smile, knowing
we'll meet again.
I'll love you forever.
My Hero,
Love You Always,
Aunt Lisa"
Aunt Lisa of Cumberland Furnace, TN, USA

"Harris, you are greatly missed and loved. I really miss the good times we had and I'd give anything in the world to have you back. Rest peacefully
"GREY FOX "
Your Brother for life. Sgt Robert D Edwards."
sgt.edwards of nashville tn.

"Ken, man the day I got the news about what had happened I just couldn't believe it. I was standing outside my tent in Camp Bucca talking to Jennifer Kowalczyk and she told me that the funeral was a very remarkable thing to witness... wish I could have been there for you. I remember the last time I saw you before I left to head over to Iraq. We were both playing pool at Corner Pocket back home in Dickson. We were talking about me going over there and you distinctly told me to be careful and stay safe. I just wish you could have done the same. But I know that you were happy being a soldier and that it was something that you loved doing. It seems like only yesterday that me, you, and Danny Hawk were playing in the marching band back in Charlotte. Those were really good times and I will always remember that. The first thing I did when I finally got home was come by the cemetery and we had a little talk. Thankyou for serving along with the rest of us and we know you are watching over us no matter where we go. Thankyou Ken.... I miss you and love you bro."
PFC Chris Phillips of Dickson, TN

"Harris, I miss you so much, I really wish we would have went behind that conex like you requested...I was still single..lol I still wonder if you were serious. I cried the day you left in a way I had never cried before and I will never forget you as long as I live..you are memorialized on my front license plate. As you already know, my husband Matt Vosbein is up there with you now, he died a hero like you, in Iraq. Show him around a bit for me and I will see you all when it is my time."
Lynda Vosbein (Jackson) 212th trans company of Clarksville, TN

"Harris, I miss you so much, I really wish we would have went behind that conex like you requested...I was still single..lol I still wonder if you were serious. I cried the day you left in a way I had never cried before and I will never forget you as long as I live..you are memorialized on my front license plate. As you already know, my husband Matt Vosbein is up there with you now, he died a hero like you, in Iraq. Show him around a bit for me and I will see you all when it is my time."
Lynda Vosbein (Jackson) of Clarksville, TN

"FOURTH OF JULY IN GATLINBURG TENNESSEE WILL BE THE MIDNIGHT PARADE AND FIREWORKS. aLONG WITH ME BE OTHER FALLEN FAMILIES TO ATTEND. T HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND TO "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS".***********KENNETH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYS. I PPRECIATED YOUR BROTHERHOOD TO OUR SON. HE CONSIDERED YOU HIS BROTHER. WITHOUT MEN SUCH AS YOU. AMERICA WOULD NOT BE SAFER SINCE 911! NOT MANY AMERICAN ANSWER THE CALLING TO SERVICE OUR COUNTRY. TAKE'S A CERTAIN TYPE. ONE THAT IS UNSELFISH, RISKING HIS LIFE DAY IN AND OUT FOR HIS FAMILY AND OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY. YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN THE ULITMATE SCARIFICE IN VAIN! YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER. FATHER OF FALLEN SOLDIER US ARMY SGT GREGORY L. WAHL KIA BALAD, IRAQ 05-03-04 GOD BLESS!"
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring Texas

"Hey, Kenny. You were a good guy. Sorry I never got a chance to draw up that tatoo for you, and we didn't get a chance to hit the bars together. PT just wasn't the same by myself after you weren't around. Go easy, Grey Fox."
1LT Jason Eisele (now a civilian) of Alabama

"To my bright,beautiful son, Ken...I love you and miss you so badly it is at times nearly unbearable.Be safe with God. I will see you again. Love, Mom"
Marie A. Harris/Steinmetz of Charlotte, Tennessee USA

"Harry POO you will never be forgotten. Everbody in 3rd herd misses you very much. Thank you for watching over us while we were still over there and making sure we all made it home safely. You will always be our Gaurdian Angle. Love you and miss you SGT. Harris."
SPC Laurie Newcomb ( 212th Trans co 3rd Plt) of Nashville, TN

"Ken, I miss you every day. And I will think of you every day for the rest of my life. I love you bubba!! We all miss you. Thank you for loking over me..."
Jennifer Alberd (Ken's sister) of Dickson,TN. USA

"Kenny your are still with me you were my best friend and a great soldier i miss you all the time keep me safe as i return back over there"
of nashville

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/20/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"I just found out lastnight from his father, it brought me to tears. God bless your family."
Victoria of oak grove, ky

"Specialist Harris, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Kenneth, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Kenneth Harris, Jr., you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"Although the war is "over" he is as much of a hero as all the others who have given their lives. Even though the press has slowed down we have not forgotten that there are others over there giving the ultimate sacrifice so the world will be a safer place. God bless you!"
Erick Wegmann of Houston, TX

"To the family and friends of Spc. Kenneth Harris, Jr.:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Kenneth for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Kenneth Harris, Jr.:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Kenneth, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on