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.
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.
Clark's Fallen Heroes profiles those 21 soldiers from Clark who died in service to their country. Author William Duffy’s research into Clark’s fallen heroes included such primary sources as United States military records kept at the National Archive, articles and reports from “The Elizabeth Daily Journal,” photographs, letters and, when possible, interviews with family members and friends of the deceased.
Find out more about William Duffy: One Man’s Quest to Keep Alive the Memory of Clark’s War Dead
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