NAVY SEAL JOSHUA T. HARRIS
Josh Harris grew upon a farm in the middle of
Josh always wanted to help people, wanted to excel in athletics and wanted to draw cartoon characters instead of study. His athletic excellence earned him all county and all conference his senior year at
Josh was accepted to
He then dug his heels in and began studying with a vengeance. His talent and passion for drawing brought about his decision to major in studio art and art history and then eventually to pursue a master’s degree in architecture at UNC-Charlotte. Between studying art in
In October of 2001, Josh officially became a SEAL and began SEAL qualification training. In April in 2002 he was assigned to the SEAL team 4 and then SEAL team 10. He was then given the honor to join the most elite team-DEVGRU. He was deployed to
In his short time as a SEAL, Josh went on over 100 missions. Josh loved his family, his community and his country. He believed strongly he was fighting for our freedom.
On August 31, 2008 Josh gave his life while leading a combat mission on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. His visitation and funeral in
His legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him and through the many paintings, charcoals, water colors, collages, and pen and inks that he left for us.
He was awarded a purple heart, three bronze stars (two with valor), and numerous awards and campaign medals.
He was the type of guy you hoped to have something in common with, the type of guy you wanted to be your friend.
We miss him so much!!!