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Old 08-12-2017, 01:27 AM   #51
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Mr Harry passed on August 8, 2017. He was born March 15, 1917 and was over 100 years old at passing. His wife, Elise, had preceded him in death in 2000.

I stopped at the Koffee Kup in Hico today, August 11th and asked about Mr Harry. The waitress had tears in her eyes when she showed me his funeral notice on the register counter. Attached is a copy of the notice.

Several of us had the great honor and privilege of talking to Mr Harry in recent months. I don't know the exact cause of his death but he had been hospitalized for breathing problems back in May.

If you haven't already, I encourage you to start at the beginning of this thread and read a little about Mr Harry. He was a true HERO.

Rest In Peace SIR!
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:36 AM   #52
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Great day in My book! My son is in Basic right now and we have a sign in the yard saying we are Army Proud. The man that delivered our pizza a few nights ago saw it and said to tell him thanks for his service.
Turns out he joined at 19 yrs old and was sent straight to Vietnam for 2 tours. He was so excited to see a family support and be proud of our military and thanked me for raising a son who understands the importance and role our military plays.
I told him it was an honor to have met him and thanked him for his service. We both left with big smiles on our faces. Sorry to hear about Mr Harry's passing.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:27 AM   #53
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Nice Post!
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:57 AM   #54
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I remember reading this thread when it first started. Sad to see one of the greats pass. Funeral is today. Sending one up for Mr. Harry!
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:42 AM   #55
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I'm glad I read this thread! Rest In Peace Mr. Harry, wish I could have met you.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:03 AM   #56
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RIP, Mr. Harry. It was anot honor to have been in your company one time, Sir.

This is the loss of national treasure. There aren't many of these guys left.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:06 AM   #57
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If this isn't the best thread on here I don't remember which one is. Thank you for sharing this incredible experience with a living legend. God bless all our troops! RIP Sir.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:31 AM   #58
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Just now seeing this... dang. Mr.Harry sounds like a true stand up guy for helping out those kids like that. RIP Sir


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Old 08-12-2017, 11:38 AM   #59
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RIP Mr. Harry.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:15 PM   #60
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May he rest in Peace
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:46 PM   #61
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I didn't notice the date of the original post, and got down a ways and thought "dang, it would be worth the drive just to go sit at the table with this hero"...hated seeing that he has gone on to his reward, but I'm sure he's enjoying the fruit of his labor today. RIP Harry Phenis
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:39 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Tejas Wildlife View Post
Mr Harry passed on August 8, 2017. He was born March 15, 1917 and was over 100 years old at passing. His wife, Elise, had preceded him in death in 2000.

I stopped at the Koffee Kup in Hico today, August 11th and asked about Mr Harry. The waitress had tears in her eyes when she showed me his funeral notice on the register counter. Attached is a copy of the notice.

Several of us had the great honor and privilege of talking to Mr Harry in recent months. I don't know the exact cause of his death but he had been hospitalized for breathing problems back in May.

If you haven't already, I encourage you to start at the beginning of this thread and read a little about Mr Harry. He was a true HERO.

Rest In Peace SIR!
Thanks Tejas for the pm you sent, just read it as we just got home from the lease. I have looked for Harry several times since our original post but never was at the Cup when he was....My wife and I just read your post and honestly, the tears are flowing! We have never forgot that first time we met Harry, what a man and what a life!!

I'll be sure to let my son know about this great Man and American Hero. Jake is deploying "again" in a few short weeks......God Bless Harry and those who took the time to meet or seek him out! Don
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #63
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Hico is also the home of MG (R) Garrison, a vet of VN and who was also in charge of all of the SO units in Mogadishu...and a graduate of SHSU.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #64
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Great thread. RIP Mr. Harry
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