From a contemporary press report:
Charles E. Harris, 76, died September 5 1996 in Marietta, Georgia.
Colonel Harris began his military career as a member of the Florida National Guard in 1938. He served in World War II and in the European Theatre.
He started a 1951 ROTC Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts. He served in the military for over 23 years.
His decorations and awards include the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
He is survived by his daughter, Shirley; two sons, Ronald and Richard; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Burial was held Septtember 13, 1996 at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia., with full military honors.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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