Harris, Robert Eugene, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1972, 11B10, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1952 - 1972


Special Forces
Sergeant First Class


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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Last Address
Stedman, NC

Date of Passing
May 27, 2009
 
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Robert "Bob" Eugene Harris, of Stedman, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in his residence. Mr. Harris was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 1935, to the late Milton and Louise Kebler Harris. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Ruth Harris. He leaves behind his family and many friends to cherish his loving memory. Bob began his military career when he enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served with the 187th Regimental Combat Team in Japan; was stationed in France for three years; served with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. He served four tours of duty. Among his medals and citations received include two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star with V-Device, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He retired with the 10th Special Forces Group in 1972. After his military retirement, he worked with Avanti Knitting Mills for five years, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Spring Lake as a window clerk before retiring in 1994. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf until his health declined. He is survived by his wife, Carol W. Harris of the home; two sons, George Smith and wife Brenda of Autryville, and Gordon Smith of Fayetteville; two daughters, Carolyn Swann of Fayetteville and Evelyn Fulford and husband Randel of Enterprise, Ala.; seven brothers, Larry Harris, Milton Harris, George Harris, Martin Harris, Charles Harris, Richard Harris and Raymond Meador; one sister, Anita Richardson; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Butler Funeral Home in Stedman from 6 to 8 tonight, May 29, 2009. A funeral service will be held at Stedman Baptist Church on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Dr. Phil Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens on Raeford Road in Fayetteville. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina at 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 550, Charlotte, NC 28210. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home of Stedman. Online condolences may be made at www.butlerfh.com.

   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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 Unit Assignments
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team24th Infantry Division5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1953-1956, 1745, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1956-1959, 11B10, 24th Infantry Division
  1965-1969, 11B10, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1972, 11B10, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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