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Pfc. Torry D. Harris

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Age:   21
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Date of Death: 7/13/2004
Incident Location: Tikrit, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 12th Chemical Company
Unit's Base: Kitzingen, Germany

People often turned to Torry Harris for a sympathetic ear. When fellow soldier Tammy Townsend worried about a diagnosis of ovarian cancer while at their base in Germany, she knocked on Harris'' door at 2 a.m. "He said `Are you OK?''" Townsend recalled. "I was in tears. I said, `I can''t sleep, I can''t think straight.'' ... And he just sat up with me and talked to me all night." Harris, 21, of Chicago, died July 13 of non-combat related injuries in Iraq. He was stationed in Kitzingen, Germany. Friends and family members described him as sensitive and wise. He also was protective of his sisters while growing up. When Harris was 12 or 13, a bully teased him and a sister while they walked home from school. Harris told the bully he didn''t want to fight. When the bully continued, Harris slammed him against a wall. "The other boy was like, `Don''t hit me,''" said Harris'' sister, Laurie. Harris released the shaken bully and walked on with his sister.
Source: Associated Press
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