HARRIS, JESSIE B. Name: Jessie B. Harris Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES ARMY/E3 Unit: Date of Birth: Home City of Record: PORT CHESTER NY Date of Loss: 08-June-69 Country of Loss: SOUTH VIETNAM Loss Coordinates: 150000 North 1082500 East Status (in 1973): Released Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. Updated 2009. REMARKS: 691020 RELEASED
He was found in a rice paddy south of Tam Ky. He was wearing clothing that resembled the blue hospital pajamas that were issued if you got admitted. Someone in the back of the UH-1 had to go out of the aircraft and get him. He seemed disoriented. We were flying below 50 feet AGL, probably more like 10. He seemed disoriented, and had the 1000 yard stare. He was black but so anemic that he looked white. I THINK we dropped him of at 23rd Evac at Chu Lai. But for sure it was near Tam Ky in I Corps, 23rd Infantry Division AO. CEM
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