His tombstone reads:

“IN DEATH A HERO, AS IN LIFE
A SON, A BROTHER, A FRIEND!”

James W. Harvey II was killed in action on June 11, 2011 in Ghanzi Province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Harvey died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

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For his heroism and meritorious service, Harvey was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor (ARCOM), the  Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Harvey graduated from Clark’s Arthur L. Johnson High School in 2005 and resided on Conger Way. He was 23 years old at the time of his death.

Just one year ago, Harvey Court was named in his memory at a special ceremony