Leroy Eugene 'Tex' Harris

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Brownwood, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A LIEUTENANT COMMANDER AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FIGHTING SQUADRON 2 ON THE USS HORNET DURING 1944 IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC WHERE HE WAS CREDITED WITH TWELVE KILLS, 9.25 OFFICIAL, OF JAPANESE ENEMY PLANES WHILE PILOTING A F6F HELLCAT FIGHTER. HE WAS AWARDED WITH THE SILVER STAR WITH ONE GOLD STAR AND THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS WITH THREE GOLD STARS.