Saturday, July 30, 2016

PVT John Brewster Harris

PVT John Brewster Harris was born 23 May 1925 son of Pearl Brewster and Laura Ann (Shatswell) Harris.  His father had moved from his birthplace in Texas to Cedarville, Arkansas. The family of 7 then lived in Wister and McIntosh County, Oklahoma and finally in Oakdale, California.

John was working as a fruit picker/packer for DiGiorgio Farms when he was drafted in September 1943.  He was sent to Europe and on 14 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Harris was killed in action on 30 Jul 1944.

PVT Harris is buried in the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery in Oakdale, California

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