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Todd M Harris

Tucson, Arizona

November 3, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
37 Army SFC

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Fort Drum, New York

 Killed in Badghis province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

From Syracuse.com 11/05/10:

Fort Drum sergeant, father of two, killed by gunfire in Afghanistan
Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 9:10 AM Updated: Friday, November 05, 2010, 1:39 PM
A Fort Drum soldier was killed in Afghanistan Wednesday when his unit was hit with small arms fire.
Sgt. 1st Class Todd M. Harris, 37, of Tucson, Ariz., died in Badghis province.
Harris is survived by his wife, two children, mother and father.
Harris joined the Army in February 1998. He deployed to Afghanistan in March.
Previously, he shipped out to Afghanistan in 2002, Iraq in 2003 and 2006, and Suriname in 2008.
He was assigned to the 87th Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

Nov 5, 2010 
Release Number: 1011-01 
By:
Fort Drum Public Affairs
10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Press Release 
Release Nr: 1011-01 
November 5, 2010

Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan 

Fort Drum, NY – A Soldier from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was killed in Badghis province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday November 3rd , from wounds sustained in a small arms attack.

Killed is Sergeant First Class Todd M. Harris, age 37, of Tucson, Arizona. He was an indirect fire infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1st Brigade Combat Team in March 2010.

Harris joined the Army in February 1998. His previous duty assignments include Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg. He arrived at Fort Drum in August 2009. Harris previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2002, Iraq in 2003 and 2006 and Suriname in 2008.

Harris’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He also completed the basic Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training, and again with the High Risk component, the Infantry Mortar Platoon Officer training, the Advance Leadership Course, the Warrior Leadership Course, the Airborne School, the Air Assault School and the Combat Lifesavers Course.

Harris is survived by his wife, two children, mother and father.

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