14 March 2011

Warriors in Transition: A Story of Resilience - SSG Shilo Harris and Kathreyn Harris

"Warriors in Transition: A Story of Resilience" was created by the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, March 2011.

On February, 19, 2007, during his second deployment to Iraq, the vehicle SSG Harris was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED), killing three Soldiers, wounding the driver, and leaving SSG Harris with third degree burns on 35% of his body.

So that Shilo could recover at home, Kathreyn became Shilo's primary caregiver spending up to six hours a day on his wound care. Additionally, she was mom to their daughter and stepmom to his three sons. During his recovery, she became an Advocate for the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) to support other wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center.

WTC Commander BG Darryl A. Williams encourages you to take time and get to know Shilo and Kathreyn Harris who are "not unlike most of the 8,000 severely wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers, Veterans, and Families the Army supports through our Warrior Care and Transition Program. They each have a story to tell, a story of resilience".

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