In Memory of SSG Gary Harper
|Staff Sergeant Gary R. Harper Jr., 29, of Virden, Illinois, died in Baghdad, Iraq on October 9, 2005 when his reconnaissance mission was attacked by enemy forces. Harper was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.|
Harper joined the Army in 1993 while still a junior in High School. He began his career as an artilleryman and his first assignment was with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery in Korea. He later volunteered for Special Forces training. He had deployed to Iraq in June 2005.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Websites In Memory of SSG Harper.
Honor the fallen. MilitaryCity.com.
News Articles About SSG Harper.
October 11, 2005. "DOD Identifies Army casualty". US DoD News Release.