Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PVT Benjamin Lakin Harris Jr.

PVT Benjamin Lakin Harris Jr. was born in 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio the only child of Benjamin Lakin and Lucille Theresa (Stockman) Harris. His father, a Marine Corps veteran of WWI, worked as a bookkeeper, private secretary, and stenographer. 

Benjamin Jr. was drafted in October 1943.  He was sent to Europe and on 19 Jun 1944 transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Harris was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.

PVT Harris was repatriated and is buried in the Greendale Cemetery in Greendale, Indiana.  His father and mother died in 1971 and 1972 respectively. 

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