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Harr, Harry R.

Date of birth:
February 22nd, 1921 (Pine Croft/Pennsylvania, United States)
Date of death:
June 5th, 1945 (Maglamin/Mindanao, Philippine Islands)
Buried on:
American War Graves Alto Reste Burial Park
Plot: C. Row: 190. 
American (1776 - present, Republic)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Company D, 124th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1946
"He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. In a fierce counterattack, the Japanese closed in on his machinegun emplacement, hurling hand grenades, 1 of which exploded under the gun, putting it out of action and wounding 2 of the crew. While the remaining gunners were desperately attempting to repair their weapon another grenade landed squarely in the emplacement. Quickly realizing he could not safely throw the unexploded missile from the crowded position, Cpl. Harr unhesitatingly covered it with his body to smother the blast. His supremely courageous act, which cost him his life, saved 4 of his comrades and enabled them to continue their mission."

General Order No. 28, March 28th, 1946.
Awarded posthumously
Medal of Honor - Army (MoH)