Name: Rickey Elton Harris
Rank: Corporal / Specialist Four
Pay Grade: E3 Posthumous Promotion
Home of Record: Cincinnati, OH
Birth Date: November 26, 1948
Death Date: August 4, 1969
Cause of Death: ground casualty by an explosive device hostile;
Died in Kien Phong at age 20
The body was recovered.
I was with Ricky Harris when he got killed We was on a Eagle Flight When we got on the gound as we started in to the jungle Harris being a machine gunner had a 45 and when we got into the jungle he realize that his 45 was missing. Harris and myseft started back to where we got of the Eagle Flight and there was the 45. On are way back we got hit. Harris got it pretty bad. I will always remember that day I talked to him until we got him out of there.