WO1 Frederick "Fred" W. Harris was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/01/2017 at the age of 74.6
Auburn, WA
Flight Class 67-13
Date of Birth 05/23/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 128 AHC in 67-68, 120 AHC in 71
Call signs in Vietnam TOMAHAWK 10, RAZORBACK 32
This information was provided by Mike Kenna

More detail on this person: I am sad to inform you of the passing of my good friend and VHPA member Fred Harris. He passed 1 Jan 2017 after complications from a fall and head injury. I do not know his membership number, but do know how proud he was of being a member. I personally served multiple tours as CE/DG/FLT OPS in 175th AHC and 134th AHC.

Fred's wife recently had a stroke, and is currently undergoing re-hab (speech related). Fred was from Auburn, WA.

Mike Kenna

Frederick Woodrow Harris of Auburn, WA, passed away at Saint Francis Hospital in Federal Way on Sunday January 1st at the age of 74 due to medical complications. Fred Harris is survived by his wife Carola Harris and four of his remaining children: Andrew, Lorraine, Amanda, Dimitry, and a father to his late son Eugene. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren.

Fred was born in Greenville, Maine on May 23, 1942; he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Harris and Alice Theresa Harris and elder brother to David Harris. He went to school and graduated in Hoopa, CA. Fred started his military career in 1960 in the Air Force where he was stationed in England. In 1962 he met his wife Carola; they married in August 1963 and were married for 53 years.

In 1964 Fred continued his military service in the Army where he proudly served his country till 1981. During his military career, Fred was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Air Medal, and was a Vietnam War Veteran. Following his career in the military, Fred worked for Korean Airlines till he took a job for Alaska Airlines in 1982. During that time he also worked as a helicopter mechanic instructor at the University of Alaska. In 1984 he moved with his family to Washington State where he worked for Alaska Airlines till his retirement. After retiring Fred loved and enjoyed playing golf with his friends, fishing, and traveling. Fred Harris was a Loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather, and great friend to all that knew him.

The Memorial Service will be held January 14th at 1:00pm at Yahn and Son Funeral Home, 55 West Valley Highway South, Auburn, WA. There will be a reception directly following the service.

This information was last updated 01/06/2017

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