A remembrance ceremony took place at Fort Bragg Thursday to honor fallen Paratroopers Spc. Christopher Harris and Sgt. Jonathon Hunter.
Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the suicide attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan that took the lives of Harris and Hunter.
Harris, of Jackson Springs, and Hunter, of Columbus, Indiana, died in Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017, when their patrol vehicle was struck by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
Sgt. Jonathon Hunter(L) and Spc. Christopher Harris(R)
Brigade commander Col. Toby Magsig said in a release after Harris was killed in action that Harris was an extraordinary young man with “the type of courage, discipline, and empathy that the Nation expects from its warriors.”
In October 2013, Harris joined the Army and as an infantryman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and the 82nd Airborne Division.
All photos courtesy of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Harris was awarded the Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.
Feature photo: Britt Harris, wife of Spc. Chris Harris, in a moment of silence with Fort Bragg Service Members.