Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Noah Harris

23, of Ellijay, Georgia.
Harris died in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained on June 17, 2005 in Buritz, Iraq, when he was conducting a mounted patrol and his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on June 18, 2005.

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"I randomly came across this site while looking for something completely unrelated. Must be the Ellijay connection. I did not know Noah well, but I remember him from working out at Ramsey at UGA well over a decade ago. He was always willing to help a skinny guy like me learn how to lift properly. I will always remember that. Sorry for your loss."
Rusi Patel of Atlanta, GA

"Mr. and Mrs. Harris, thank-you so much for honoring our daughter, Grace, with the Noah Harris Scholarship on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at North Georgia College and State University. We are overwhelmed with your generosity and will do the best we can to see that your son's name is honored and lives on. As parents whose oldest son just returned from Afghanistan on his third deployment with the Army and as an Army Ranger, we can't imagine the pain of having your son give the ultimate sacrifice. You are in our thoughts and prayers. June 18th will be forever etched in our minds. “Drive on!” and “I do what I can”
are in our memory for him! Much love and appreciation to your family!!"
Gayle Middleton of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

"I know that Noah is with the Angels looking down on his Love ones. We all miss you so much one day we will all be togather."
Jonathan cylke US Navy of Ellijay GA

"Christine - I'm Noah's Dad. Lucy & I appreciate what you have said. We are having an event (IDWIC & Nat'l 9-11 flag) in Ellijay that we want you to know about. Contact Lucy at lucyh15@hotmail.com
God Bless - Rick"
Rick Harris of Ellijay, GA

"In September 2005, there was an NPR tribute to Lt Noah Harris that I heard as I drove home from school. Noah's mantra of IDWIC made a significant impact on me and how he had gone the extra yard (meter--I'm a science teacher) to impact people's lives and I have shared IDWIC with students in two schools (including giving out IDWIC dog tags . . .) I am about the end the school year and share IDWIC with other groups of students. I introduce Noah and how he espouses the "I do what I can" philosophy including giving away Beanie babies, and I call on my students to do a little bit more in all aspects of their lives. His legacy is being shared still. Nothing will replace your loss but I wanted to let you know that his legacy lives on."
Christine Hunt of Washington D.C.

"Each and every Memorial Day, I always take time to think about my old pal, Noah. I first met him on our EMC trip to Washington, D.C. and then saw him from time to time at UGA. Noah was definitely a character, with a zest for life and a love for people! I am proud to have called him my friend and will continue to help keep his memory alive!"
Lindsay

"I will never forget all our times in Atlanta and at Gabe, smoking cigars after a long days work. He was the one of the best Lt's I had the pleasure of serving. When a mission came down the pipeline and he was unsure of the best course of action he would not hesitate to go to the senior Nco's and ask for guidance. I miss you brother, Never Forgotten, Speed & Power!"
Eli Nagle of Atlanta Georgia

"Mr & Mrs Harris,
I just wanted you to know in June 2005 I went to Carters Lake and saw the sign that was Hung Up " To My Hero Lt Noah Harris" My youngest son's mother was Pregnant at the time and we could't decide on a Name and after seeing that sign we decided on Noah James Cupit in his honor. He is 4 now and Noah and is the Center of my world and being former Army. I am proud to have my Son named After yours."
Johnnie Cupit of Alpharetta Ga

"Rick and Lucy,
Please know that you are and always will be in my heart and prayers. I truly found inspiration in your book. Ski told me about the great visit this summer. Your strength gives him strength..."
Nancy of St. CLair Shores, MI

"Noah,

I have never meet you, I wear a memorial bracelet which has your name on it, I wear it with honor and pride and to remind myself the sacrifices that our military give for me to live my life in freedom. You will always be in my heart with all of our fallen. Rest in peace with the angels."
Debbi of Edinburgh, Scotland

"HELLO MR. AND MRS HARRIS THIS IS CAPT MURRAY FROM GUYANA .IS IT WITH A HEARTFULL OF PAIN AND AT THE SAMETIME JOY THAT I WRITE MY FEW LINES.NOAH IS MY BROTHER IN ARMS FROM IOBC 02-04.HE USED TO DRIVE EVERY WEEKENDS TO DACATUR GA SO I CAN SEE MY FAMILY BEFORE HE HEADED FOR HOME.I HAVE BEEN TRYIN TO CONTACT HIM SINCE I GOT BACK TO GUYANA BUT I ALWAYS FAILED.I NOW REALIZE THAT FOR ME TO SPEAK TO HIM I HAVE TO GO THROUGH HIS FATHER IN WHOSE CARE HE IS RIGHT NOW.NOAH WAS TOWER OF STRENGTH IN OUR PLATOON.HE WAS A LIGHTING BEAM WHICH SHONE ON EVERYONE HE INTERACTED WITH .STAY SAFE BROTHER.MOMS AND POPS STAY STRONG"
CAPT EON MURRAY(lilvibes@yahoo.com) of Linden ,Guyana ,South America

"Rick & Lucy,

We had a great day, together as a family, on this Memorial Day. I wore the t-shirt you sent us, in Noah's memory and flew our flag for all to see. Thank you for this hero that you gave to us all. Noah was truly special. IDWIC forever!"
Charles Lankau of Athens, Ga.

"Dear Lucy,

I was one of your high school students. A fellow student contacted me today about where you were. I didn't know, but I suggested that she look for your son. I remember him from the days of drama practice when he was a little boy. He was so cute. When I went searching for him, I discovered that he had passed away, and I just wanted to say how very, very sorry I am. I wish you the best,"
Cathy Coone-McCrary of Manassas, VA

"Dear Lucy, I had coffee with a bunch of my NHS'71 buddies today and your name was mentioned. Dana Anderson told us of your son's death and I wanted so much to tell you, I am so sorry you lost your son. I sincerely hope you are finding many more happy days then those of sorrow. All the best to you. Janie Mayer Mangat"
Jane Mayer Mangat of Newark, Delaware

"I have never met Noah, but I went to NY June 2007 for a graduation present. During my trip I went down to visit the Twin Towers. My mother and I had just eaten the greasiest slice of NY pizza possible and started walking beside the memorial sight. About half way down on the side of the sidewalk, hidden between the bars of the safety zone for the twin towers sight, hung a tag. It just hit me, I immediately started tearing up. Never had I met this person, but this is why he died. For my freedom, for me being able to travel to NY and see this meant a lot to me. I wish I could have met this amazing young man, and I know he is still in your memories. God bless.

I took a picture to keep the memory and just stumbled across it the other day. I saw the name and my research led me here. Take care and stay strong.




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Susannah Wine of Charlotte, NC

"I never even met Noah, but I played taps at his funeral, and I will never forget. Noah is with all of us in spirit, and I will never forget the kind words that Noahs sister said of him handing out toys to children in Iraq. He was a kind soul. It is a trajedy and I thank god for having had the opportunity to wear the same uniform along side such a great hero."
Kenneth Easton of Florida, U.S.A

"I do what I can!
13 Hugs
YMETM!
Bulldog.
Friend.
Forever."
Amy Sanford of Ellijay

"SIMPLY AMERICAN....WONDERFUL READING.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING LT NOAH HARRIS LIFE WITH US ALL. MIL OF SOLDIER THAT WAS IN IRAQ WITH NOAH AND THE SOLDIERS OF 2-69 THAT TOUR."
of FORT BENNING GA

"Hey mama! I love you so much, I've been thinking about Noah and Chad a lot today.... its so hard not having them here. I love you and always will"
Lian Johnson of Ellijay

"June 13, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Noah Harris:
Noah 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

"Mr. and Mrs. Harris,
I just wanted to say thank you once more. You raised a fine young man, and I am proud that I have been given the opportunity to carry his name with me for the rest of my life. You and your family hold a very special place in my heart. Drive On!"
Dillon Bowers of Dahlonega, GA

"Mrs. Harris,
Words could not weigh heavy enough to lift your heart. You where the best teacher I ever had. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God heal your heart and bless your life. I will continually pray for you and your family."
Doug Cook of Dahlonega, Ga

"Mrs. Harris,

I just now found this. I still think of him often.

I love you!"
Eddie Sanford of Ellijay, GA

"To Noahs family
Mr & Mrs Harris , i was saddend to hear about Noah. Mrs.Harris you took me under your wing while i was in school and had such a bad time with my own family . i just want you to know i will never forget the love and care you gave to me. I now try to raise my family with all the love that you showed me .You were the best teacher I ever had . Thank you..you will always be in my heart and prayers ."
Rebecca (White) Shorter of Delong IN

"Mr and Mrs Harris,
I will never forget the beautiful service we had at UGA for Noah in Sep of 05 following his sacrifice. Your words stuck with me and I still think of Noah just about every day. Now, I am in Germany, along with Noah's friend Clark, and we often talk about the great times we all had in ROTC. Noah could always make me smile, and he was definitely one of the sweetest guys I have ever known. Thank you Noah, for your sacrifice, we love you and miss you, and we'll see you one day!

IDWIC"
2LT Jen Tillett of Wiesbaden, Germany

"To the family of Lt. Noah Harris,

My name is Debbie Fields. I am currently at Ft. Campbell, KY where my husband is with the 327th. A year ago I ordered a KIA bracelet and it came with Noah's name on it. I wear it often, and think that the most ironic thing about it, is that I am from N. Ga as well. Please know that not a day goes by that your family isn't in my prayers. God bless you."
Debbie Fields of Ft Campbell, KY

"To the family of Noah Harris

My name is Philip Boldt. I knew your son from ROTC. I remember many occasions at Fort Gordon and also at ROTC Advanced camp where we would find many stupid things to laugh about. After I looked back throgh my pictures I found a picture that was funny to me. We were riding in a "cattle car" at Fort Lewis, WA in the summer of 2004. Noah was sitting there in this crowded cattle car and another cadet had fallen asleep and had his head resting on Noah's shoulder. Noah played along and let everyone take pictures of the other cadet so we could use them for blackmail later. Back then everything didnt seem so serious and I never thought for a minute I would never see some of my friends again. When I heard of Noahs death in Iraq I was deeply saddened. The world truly lost an all around great guy. Now I am an army officer/ apache helicopter pilot who is currently deployed to Iraq. I purchased a remmeberance bracelet for Noah before I left. I have worn it every day since. After arriving in Iraq, oddly enough I found myself flying almost daily combat missions over Baquabah where he died. Every mission over Baquabah I do everything in my power to make sure that everyone on the ground makes it home alive at the end of the day. His memory keeps me ever-focused. I will never forget him!

1LT Philip Boldt
Tikrit, Iraq
boldtp@aol.com"
1LT Philip Boldt of Iraq

"1LT Noah Harris,
Today 11/11/2006 we were honored to spend Veterans Day with the people of Dawson County, Georgia and your parents. They are so proud of you as they should be. Your Dad gave a very moving speech about you and your pride in your chance to serve your country. He also help me see another side of the War on Terror, a side I had not yet seen. He so touched my heart I asked him for a copy of the speech so I can read it to my grandchildren. I am so thankful that I got to meet them and to help honor you and all of our Veterans.
As I sat beside my husband, a Vietnam Vet along with one of his brothers he served with Vietnam, and looked at the many different faces from different wars, my eyes overflowed with pride in all of my Veterans and my heart aches with the loss of so many of my troops in all wars. I never got to meet you, nor any of the troops who served with you, and I have not had the honor of meeting all of the Veterans from all wars, but I call you all mine. For, “WITHOUT OUR VETERANS, WE WOULD NOT HAVE FREEDOM. WITHOUT OUR TROOPS WE CAN’T KEEP OUR FREEDOM.”
Thank You for Your Ultimate Sacrifice….."No greater love hath man that to lay down his life for another..." Again, Thank You!!"
Hazel Kimbrell of Gainesville, GA

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Pat Aube Gray of Blairsville, GA

"To honor the Georgia soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, the professional portrait artists of the Atlanta Fine Arts League are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family. These 16 X 20” original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families’ loss. Please visit our website www.atlantafineartsleague.org or email us at AtlantaFineArtsLeague@Yahoo.com for further information. –The Atlanta Fine Arts League"
Atlanta Fine Arts League

"To the Parents of 1LT Noah Harris,

I just want to say that no choice of words can ever make this right. I miss Noah, my brother in arms, and most of all -- "MY HERO." What I really want to say is that Noah, brother, you will not be forgotten, you will be remembered, and every time I feel like I want to quit, " I will remember what it is like to truly suffer!" Brother, my words will not do any justice, but I just want to express my deep sorrow and loss of a brother. You will be missed."
1LT Gatbonton, Christian of 4bde 2ID FLWA

"LT Thanks For Always Being There"
SGT David Pisanelli of Ft Benning Ga U.S.A

""LT"
YOU ARE THE BENCH MARK FOR EVERY PLATOON LEADER I WILL EVER HAVE. YOU MADE SURE WE WERE TRAINED, AND WELL PREPARED FOR WHAT WE WOULD FACE IN BAQUBAH. YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WAS ALWAYS OF OUR WELLFARE, BUT YOU LIVED THE WARRIOR ETHOS, AND KNEW THE MISSION ALWAYS CAME FIRST. YOU TAUGHT US TO TREAT THE IRAQI PEOPLE WITH RESPECT BUT TO ALWAYS BE ON THE HUNT FOR THE GUERRILLAS THAT SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE OUR MISSION AND HARM US AND THE IRAQI PEOPLE. "BEANNIE BABIES IN ONE POCKET AND BULLETS IN THE OTHER." YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A GOOD LEADER AND I WILL TEACH MY SOLDIERS TO LIVE THE "IDWIC" WAY. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR ME AND ALL THE WOLFPACK, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND CPL LONG. WE MISS YOU LT."
SPC. William Miller of 3rd platoon, Bayonet 2/69 AR

"Noah was a roomate and fellow cheerleader at UGA. Through living with Noah those years I learned just how excited he was about serving his country. When we moved on in our lives from UGA we lost touch and I hadn't heard from him since. I did think of him every once in a while, but no more than any long lost friend. Now that he has given his life to save mine, I honestly think about him everyday. Noah is a hero to me! What a great angel for us all to have look over us in heaven. Miss you!"
Eric Brown of Lawrenceville, GA

": To the family of: Noah Harris I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Dear Family my name is Mark Polk, I saw a quote once that stated "We should not cry for the soldiers lost at war but yet praise god that such men lived". Noah worked for my mom at united cheerleading and had a huge impact on my life, it was Noah that got me to stop drinking cokes etc.. It may sound pointless but it was not i still do not drink cokes it was more of a thing through Noah and me.God bless yall of you. It was Noah who inspired me to join the armed services and I have narrowed it down to the ARMY or MARINES."
Mark Polk of Watkinsville GA

"Mr. and Mrs. Harris and Ashley,
Matt and I are so in awe of you and of Noah. We had many wonderful experiences with Noah, both at UGA and Ft. Benning, and he touched our hearts, inspiring us to be better people. We are grateful for the time we knew Noah, and for being able to meet ya'll and talk with you about his life and the fun times we shared with him. Please know that we think about you and Noah all the time. God bless you and our Soldiers!"
Lt. and Mrs. Matt and Holly Blackwell of Ft. Campbell, Ky

"Mr and Mrs Harris,
I never got to meet your son but he and my son, Peter J. Hoberg, were friends at UGA. Our boys went through Army ROTC together and shared many social activities including workouts at the Ramsey Center. I wanted to tell you something Peter told me about Noah because it is the kind of thing I would want to hear about him if he gets killed in Iraq. Peter said the two of them were alone together in the ROTC building talking about all kinds of things when Noah told Peter that if he, Noah, were to get killed in Iraq it would be "no big deal." He was, I'm sure, being sincere about how he felt for himself but completely wrong about what it would mean for others, including Peter. My son spoke about your son all the time and his lose came as a blow to me as well.In fact, I am typing this through tear soaked eyes. You may be interested to learn that Peter is now a platoon leader with the 4th ID in Iraq. For my part, I flew 310 combat sorties in Vietnam back in 1968-1969 and retired from the FBI 3 years ago after 24 years in the Bureau and 11 in the Air Force. I mention that only to say that I have seen bave men die for our country before but it is never easy for those of us left behind. Everything I have heard about Noah tells me that you were fortunate to have had a remarkable son for those 23 plus years. I pray you will be able to take joy in those memories and comfort in the knowledge that many of us out here are grateful for the sacrifice your son made for this nation."
James W. Hoberg of Douglasville, Ga

"I really do not know what to say, my words carry meaningless weight. Noah was a brother to me. I knew him from UGA, IOBC, and Airborne school. I will never forget the good times togather, and the bad times we drove through. What is ironic, is that the day you were killed, I was also injured in an IED attack in Baghdad. I visit your memorial, here at FT. Stewart, at least once a week. Mr. and Mrs. Harris my thoughts and prayers are with you, and your son will never be forgotten. I had soldiers in my platton killed in Iraq, and although this was hard on me, it was nothing compared to when I found out about Noah. Noah, I love you brother."
1LT Christian Mitchell of Fort Stewart, Georgia

"I just received my Christmas letter from Noah's sister, Kim, where I learned we lost a great American Hero in June.

I have visited several links in the last 30 minutes reading about a wonderful man that was so loved by his family and friends.

To the entire family: Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13). I am reminded that our freedom comes at a great cost, and and a great loss.

May God Bless you all.

Especially to Kim, Bill, Alyssa and Hailey - Noah was blessed to have you as family. We are blessed to have you as friends. My prayers are with you as you "drive on"."
Jan Stevens of Duluth, GA

"Hello,I just wanted to say i am sorry for your loss.I don't know your son noah but,I always think of the soldiers over there in IRAQ.I lost two brothers in dessert storm war wehadsome years ago.I just wanted to let you all know I will never forget him.may god be with you all. god bless"
tonya fowler of ellijay ga

"I will never forget you Noah. You are one of the greatest persons that I have ever met. I will never forget you going out of your way to greet me on campus every day. You were the first friend that I had at UGA after high school and Marine boot camp. I remember having Art History together and studying for the exams. I always admired you in school. You had outstanding character and you were always positive. I will never forget you and you will always be an inspiration in my life. Your spirit will continue to live on and I hope to see you again when this life's over."
Jerry Doyle of Jonesboro, Georgia

"Dear Mr. Noah,
I think that you are a great man for going out to war nowing that you could get killed. You are one very strong man on the outside and the inside! I remember when you used to teach us soccer, you were our soccer coach. I am very sorry that this happened to the family of Mr. Noah Harris. Mr. Noah you are my hero!!"
Your Soccer Players Forever!!

"To the family of noah,
In the spring of 2003, I was a graduate student in the MBA program at Terry. I soon discovered that my sometimes weight lifting partner at the Ramsey center was also one of my students (as I was a graduate assistant). Noah struck me as a young man of great integrity. He stood out amongst his peers. When Noah informed me that he was in the military and approaching graduation, I was touched by his determination and desire to serve. I gave him my contact information and promised him a job when he got out of the Army--and he promised to call me. Knowing now the sacrifice he made, I am proud to have known your son--if even for a short time. If you get this message, please email me to let me know, it is important to me that you read my words(kirk_sean@msn.com)"
Sean Kirk of Lansing, Mi

"Noah,
I heard about you from my teacher, Mr. Panter, and him and I were talking about how bad the world has gotten in such a short period of time. I brought up how everybody knows about all of these famous people like 50 cent and how he's been shot so many times because of the gangs he's been in and all of the stuff he does, yet they don't know anything about when a soldier comes home from war with many wounds or a missing arm or leg. That's when he brought you up and how one day you just walked into his classroom and started talking to him about you going over into Iraq to fight. Then he said a short while after he heard on the news that your vehicle was hit and you, your partner and your gunner were killed. That touched me so much and I wanted to let you and your family and especially your wife that you are all in my prayers. Your story touched me so much that I am doing a current event on you. I plan to let everybody know about how the world has changed today and hopefully they will open their eyes and finally try to let this whole world know how wrong it is that celebrities are getting payed more than our real heroes. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you."
taylor of kennesaw, Georgia

"Noah,
You were the first classmate I met before starting IOBC. We met at Ranger Joe's the day before we inprocessed. It was an honor to train with you and I'll never forget what a tough guy you were and how well you performed, especially in combatives. You were a very well liked and respected peer. You are the first casualty to my knowledge of class 02-04. My deepest condolences go out to your girlfriend, family, and friends."
1LT Byron Wilson of Ft. Riley, KS

"LT Harris,

I heard about your sacrifice while training in a camp in FT Knox from one of your fellow University of GA ROTC alumni. Although I never met you, I know the pain felt by your friends and loved ones as I lost one of my troops to an attack in Ramadi, Iraq. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice for the rest of us and send your family and friends my deepest sympathies."
CPT Mike Dean of Macomb, IL (ROTC)

"To the Harris Family, I wish to offer my deepest condolences with tears in my eyes after reading the beautiful tributes about Noah. What a fine young man you raised. Noah is a true American Hero who will always be rememberd and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To the Family and Friends of Noah Harris,

I just heard the "All Things Considered" piece about Noah, and was moved to send my deepest condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time."
Patty Carr of Houston, Tx

"Noah was someone that you are blessed to come across once in a lifetime. While I only spent a summer with him in Washington interning for Congressman Nathan Deal, he made a lasting impact on my life. He had such an energetic personality that was welcoming to everyone he came across. His wise beyond his years and I can remember his words about serving something greater than yourself. To the Harris Family: you raised one of the most honorable people I have encountered. The student body of UGA, our military forces, and mankind can learn something from the example that Noah left us. I know I have."
Allen Fox of Gainesville, GA

"Noah,
You were THE ONE. My best friend at UGA. I'll never forget all the memories we've shared. All the gamedays in Athens. All the Road trips to Atlanta, Ole Miss, Chapel Hill, Bama, Jacksonville and all time we've spent driving around the Southeast. You were an inspiration to me everyday and I always look forward to seeing you (Even, at 6 am waking me up to go workout!). I admired your work-ethic in and out of the classroom, your passion for life, your thrist for knowledge, and your love for life. It's hard to let you go, but I'll keep you in my heart daily. I'm so lucky to have had a friend like you. You taught me so much about myself and the how ATTITUDE is everything. You will always be 'The Closer and Cap't Sunshine' to me. I DRIVE ON because I know that's what you'd want me to do. You are a HERO and I'm so proud of you. I love you."
Charlie Barbour of Jacksonville, FL

"Noah will never be forgotten. His bravery,patriotism and service will be remembered by those of us he protected.
Our thoughts and prayers are sent to his family and friends with the hope of some comfort at their terrible loss."
Pat & Susan Skinner of Ellijay, Ga./USA

"Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I have told Lucy and Rick the greatest tragedy will be if we in Ellijay do not finish Noah's Miracle of helping other people and especially children. We are going to continue Noah's Miracle and if anyone needs some inspiration, ride up to Ellijay and see the 42 miles of yellow ribbons that were placed for Noah and ALL of our military, we thank you who are serving and we thank the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We love you and will call on you to help us."
Melinda Hadden of Ellijay, GA

"From all of us in the Bulldog Nation Noah, you're a DAMN FINE DOG. We love ya!"
Scott Davis of Tallahassee, Florida

"Smyrna Baptist Church, Deepstep, Ga. would like to present your family with a Memorial Quilt in memory of Noah. Please e-mail me at johnnytanner@bellsouth.net or call collect at 478-552-6388 Thank you
and God bless each of you. We are so sorry for your loss."
Brenda Tanner of Sandersville, Georgia

"Mr. and Mrs. Harris,
I remember Noah walking down the halls in school, playing sports, and in plays. He was all ways happy-go-luck. The day i heard he joined the Amry was a happy thought that i knew one more that was over seas fighting for all of us. I will always remember him and thank him for serving for his country."
Mary Kilgore of Gilmer, County

"To the Harris Family -
Noah worked for me almost 3 years at Bulldog Cheerleading Training Center (formerly United Cheerleading). He made a tremendous impact on all the kids that her worked with. He expected the kids that he taught to push themselves and to be the best that they could be. Several of his former students have contacted me concerning Noah. He will be missed by all of us Bulldog Cheerleading Training Center. I am very sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. Thank you for making him the person he was. Because of you he touched and enriched the lives of many children. God Bless you."
Debi Polk of Athens, Ga.

"To the Harris Family, we know and feel your pain. It really gets hard to bear sometimes but God will get you through it. Trust Him......We lost our youngest in Baghdad on April 10, 2004. Your son will be buried on what would have been Justin's 24th birthday."
Joe and Jan Johnson of Lyerly, Georgia

"Noah, you are an American hero. The people of Gilner county, GA will always remember you and your great sacrifice."
Mary of Cartecay, GA USA

"Noah- I feel truly blessed to have known you. You will be missed. May God bless you, your family, and all other American Soldiers."
Stella Sullivan of Atlanta, GA

"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, Noah will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"I am sooo Proud of you Noah. I am glad that I had the channce to know you. Your mother is soo Proud of you... May god bless you and your family..."
Jennifer and Dustin Dover of Ellijay, Ga

"NOAH YOU ARE ONE AMAZING INDIVIDUAL. TO ANSWER YOUR CALLING IN LIFE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY. YOU WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN. WE ARE THAT IS MY FAMILY DEEPLY SADDEN BY YOUR LOST. YOU ARE IN OUR HEART AND PRAYS. NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN NOT NOW OR EVER. YOU HAVE TOUCHED MANY MANY HEARTS IN AMERICA AND IN THE WORLD. SO THANKFUL OUR SON SERVED ALONG WITH YOU. I REALIZE NEITHER OF YOU KNEW ONE ANOTHER. STILL IT' S THE MILITARY BOND. TO ALWAYS WATCH OVER ONE ANOTHER. NOW YOUR TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYS."
leonardwahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"The Institute for Leadership Advancement sends condolences to Noah's family. For a personal profile on Noah as a scholar visit www.terry.uga.edu/leadership/"
ILA Scholars Program at UGA of Athens, GA

"John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

To the family of Noah: I am deeply sorry for your loss; Noah was a kind, gentle, and caring man. His legacy on earth will be one of love. Although he will be missed greatly, Heaven needs an angel like him. May God be with you in your time of sorrow."
M.G.P. of Athens, GA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Thank you Noah Harris, 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

"To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Noah Harris:
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 Noah 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 1st Lt. Noah Harris:
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 Noah, 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