Soldier, father to receive Silver Star
November 26, 2008
<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Kelly Tyler at 931-220-1863<br>
SOLDIER, FATHER TO RECEIVE SILVER STAR<br>
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., November 25, 2008</b> - A Fort Campbell Soldier and his father will both receive the Silver Star in a video-cast ceremony Friday at 8 a.m.
<br>Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Harris, a Blackhawk pilot with 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, will receive his Silver Star in Afghanistan for actions performed July 2, 2008.
<br> His father, Gary Harris, of Corbin, Ky., will receive the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam Aug. 15, 1969 while serving with 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division.
<br>The senior Harris originally received his Silver Star in 1969 without a ceremony. <br>
The two ceremonies will be linked via a video teleconference between Bagram and Fort Campbell. <br>
The Silver Star is the fourth highest awarded presented to members of the Armed Forces. It is awarded to those cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in conflict with an opposing armed force.<br>
<b>MEDIA NOTE:</b> Media interested in covering the ceremony should contact Kelly Tyler at 931-220-1863, and should plan to meet at Fort Campbell\'s Gate 7 at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28. Live trucks are welcome to attend the ceremony. If you require earlier access to the installation for live truck set-up, you must call Kelly by 1 p.m. Wednesday to arrange for an earlier pick up time.