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spc dustin j harris

Spc. Dustin J Harris was killed in action the morning of April 6, 2006 by an improvised explosive device (IED), while serving as a Gunner during combat logistics patrol in Bayji, Iraq. Assigned to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska with the 172nd BSB. His act of Heroism was that he chose to always be the lead gunner, due to his concern for others. Spc. Harris was well of the risk of a turret gunner on any patrol. He always volunteered to assume that risk.


Dustin prided himself as the "Mighty Paratrooper",  the 9/11 Attacks in New York, Washington, & Pennsylvania struck him hard as he began in senior year in high school. He wanted to serve his country, and take a stand to Protect our Freedoms

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