15 March 2007

Soldiers' Angels Mourns Sgt. Blake Harris

From Renee of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:

We have a fallen Hero from Soldiers' Angels, Army Sergeant Blake Harris.

Spc. Harris, 22, of Pueblo, CO died Mar. 5 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.

He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Blake is survived by his wife, Joanna, his 2-year-old son, Jonah, and his parents John and Deborah.


Pvt. Barry W. Mayo and Spc. Ryan D. Russell were killed in the same attack.

Blake Harris' dad, John, spent 11 years in the Army, and Blake followed suit. He spent three years with the ROTC at South High School in Pueblo. When Blake Harris graduated from high school in 2002, he enlisted.

Deborah Harris, Blake's mother, said her son made his decision after a recruiter came to campus.

"He came home, and said, 'Mom, I'm going to join the Army. I'm going to serve my country,' " his mother recalled. "It was in his blood for sure."

Please take a moment to read the Army Spc. Blake Harris tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.

The Patriot Guard Riders are riding for Sgt. Harris.

Remember our Heroes.

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