Harrison James Meyer

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Worthington, OH

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

Harrison served in AR Ramadi, Iraq in 2004 as a Combat Medic. On 11/26/2004, he was with a group clearing Ramadi of insurgents. His unit came under attack and 6 service members were pinned down in the street with injuries. Although injured himself and having cover, he left cover without orders and pulled 6 fellow service members to safety. He was fatally shot saving them.

Harrison never met a stranger – he was a friend to everyone. He always thought about those others forget – the less fortunate, the lunch ladies at school, etc. He loved to cook and you could always find him making an excuse to bake a cake or make a pancake breakfast so he could feed everyone. Harrison never considered his own safety, either as a soldier or as a lifeguard.

He was always willing to lay down his life for others. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his heroic actions.

Age: 20

Date of Death: November 26, 2004

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