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 Gordon “Gordy” Harris

Gordon “Gordy” Harris

Birth
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 18 Apr 2005 (aged 70)
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 59004725 · View Source
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Gordon Harris, son of Neal A. and Annie Harris Sr. was born in Beloit, Wisconsin. Gordy as he was called by relatives and friends was a man of humor and charm. Gordon received his early years of education in Beloit, Wis. He attended Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. He was a proud brother and member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. He served in the US Army from 1956-1969, he was a Staff sergeant with the 11Th Armored Cavalry Regiment "Black Horse" Vietnam-USARPAC. He served in the squad as an expert rifleman as well as in demolition and mine warfare. During his time in Vietnam, Gordon was involved with numerous engagements in the Vietnam & Cambodia Delta during which he was exposed to "Agent Orange". As a result of that exposure, he was plagued with numerous health problems over the years. His last duty station was with the First Recon Squadron of the 11Th Armored Cavalry. Gordon was honorably discharged with the National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Men's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Troopers Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a Bronze Star Medal. On August 22, 2003, Gordon had the privilege of traveling to Eugene, Oregon in order to attend the 18Th reunion of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and "Black Horse" Vietnam. He was reunited with many fellow Army buddies who were veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia. After serving in Germany, he returned to civilian life. Gordon worked in the beauty supply business for 23 years, he loved to cook and travel. Despite Gordon's illness and handicaps he would attend family reunions, graduations, weddings as well as the Kentucky Derby. Gordon's love was his Grand Children and cooking for his family and relatives. Gordy, you will be truly missed.


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  • Created by: Gerald Gordon
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59004725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon “Gordy” Harris (6 Sep 1934–18 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004725, citing Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Gerald Gordon (contributor 47246355) .