|Ernest O. Harris|
|Died||June 11, 1944|
|Place of burial||Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||-1944|
|Unit||502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
Ernest O. Harris (Killed in action 11 June 1944) was a American First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.
Awards & Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Distinguished Service Cross in 1944 (posthumously) as First Lieutenant in the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
- Purple Heart
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
Distinguished Service Cross synopsis[edit | edit source]
First Lieutenant (Infantry) Ernest O. Harris (ASN: 0-463807), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944. First Lieutenant Harris' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.
References[edit | edit source]
- Honor States
- "Ernest O. Harris". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=31272. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
- ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission)
- Airborne Website
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