ROBERT W HARRIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 43W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WILLIAM HARRIS

WALL NAME

ROBERT W HARRIS

PANEL / LINE

43W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

09/02/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CENTRALIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT WILLIAM HARRIS
POSTED ON 11.3.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 4.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Robert Harris,
Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) on the U.S.S. INTREPID. It is Lent, which is a time of preparation. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.14.2017

Casualty at Sea

Near dusk on September 23, 1968, the carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) was conducting flight operations while underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (#152091) launched from the carrier suffered a generator failure and was forced to return. In the last few seconds before landing, the aircraft banked left, dropped its nose, and hit the Landing Signal Officers (LSO) platform, then tumbled into the sea. A cloud of steam rose where the Skyhawk hit the water. The pilot, LCDR David F. Callahan Jr., did not attempt an ejection, and was killed after his jet sank in 38 fathoms of water. The phone talker on the LSO, ABEAN Bobby L. Spencer, was grievously injured when the body of the Skyhawk hit the platform. He died shortly after in the ship’s operating room ten decks below. Another pilot, LT Robert W. Harris, was also killed while observing on the platform. Twenty-four hours later, at dusk on the 24th, a small memorial ceremony was held. Three wreaths were thrown into the South China Sea to honor the three who died in the crash. A prayer was said and “Taps” was played. Flight Operations resumed five minutes afterwards. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “Who Are Those Guys?” by Thomas Mangan]
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POSTED ON 3.6.2015
POSTED BY: Robbie Sanders

Request

If anyone can tell give me info about this Robert W Harris, I would be appreciative. email [email protected]
I am trying to discover if this is the same Robert Harris that graduated from Centralia, IL High School in 1960 and had a twin/brother named William ( Bill) Harris, who passed away in 2010 in Missouri.
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POSTED ON 9.28.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Peaceful Valley Cemetery, Olin,IL.
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