|Death: ||Apr., 1970, Laos|
Reported missing April 1970. Married Margaret Bechler. T-SGT Stephen Harris.
From Wikipedia:Massive aerial bombardment against Pathet Lao and NVA forces was carried out by the United States. It has been reported that Laos was hit by an average of one B-52 bombload every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, between 1964 and 1973. US bombers dropped more ordnance on Laos in this period than was dropped during the whole of the Second World War. Of the 260 million bombs that rained down, particularly on Xiangkhouang Province on the Plain of Jars, some 80 million failed to explode, leaving a deadly legacy. Laos is the most heavily-bombed country, per capita, in the world. Because it was particularly heavily affected by cluster bombs during this war.
Memorial services finally held in 1974 when the release of his MIA status available.
Stephen Warren Harris
Technical Sergeant. Born: Springfield, MO 07/25/1949
Service: United States Air Force
Grade/rank at loss: E5 Rank: T-SGT. Technical Sergeant
Promoted during his MIA status ID No: 486525265
His Unit, 16th Special Ops Sqdn, 8th TAC FTR Wing, 7th AF
Date of known incident. 04/22/1970 Casualty Date: 05/28/1974, Laos
His remains: 1974 status: Body Not Recovered. Found later.
Repatriated: 11/15/1993 (Returned to US soil)
Identified on: 09/01/1995 Hostile, died while missing in fixed Wing - Crew, air loss/crash over land
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Missing Soldiers
Created by: Judy Young
Record added: Aug 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95543085