Virginia Heroes

Lenwood Harris

Steward's Mate, Second Class, Navy

Born: November 29, 1925
Hometown: King and Queen County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: June 21, 1945
Died In: Dutch Borneo enroute to Okinawa
Awards: Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal

Steward’s Mate, Second Class Harris’ name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines. Shipmates remembered Harris as having a beautiful singing voice and would always gather around to hear him sing. The crew cared deeply for him, took up a collection and bought and presented him with a guitar.

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