Hayden Harris Biography, Hayden Harris Wiki
Cpl. Hayden Harris was a young soldier whos assigned to Fort Drum, New York, has been found dead days after he was reported missing.
Syracuse.com, 20-year-old Cpl. Hayden Harris was found hiding in a rural area on Ross Road in Byram Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, on Monday. While doing their job, the Byram Township fire department found blood, shoes, and paper, and contacted officials who found Harris in a remote area.
Police arrested a suspect who was a fellow soldier in New York. The authorities are currently making plans to return him to New Jersey. According to the report of 7News, it was determined that the suspect was 23-year-old Jamaal Mellish.
The suspect allegedly drove Harris to the New York City area, then to New Jersey, after Harris left his job for a vehicle replacement.
“Criminal charges involving murder and gun charges will soon be brought to a judge in New Jersey,” said Gregory Mueller, Deputy Attorney General at Sussex County.
CPL Harris was a native of Guys, Tennessee, and joined the Army in March of 2019. He was an infantryman from the 2nd Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment.
On Sunday, 10th Mountain Division Acting Senior Commander, Brigadier General Brett Funck wrote, “We are devastated. It was well known here that Corporal Harris was a great Soldier, and as we share our grief with his friends and Family, I hear again and again how he was also – and most importantly – a really wonderful, caring person. His death is a tremendous loss for his loved ones, this Division and our nation.
Harris was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal and awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
He is survived by his mother, father, and sister.
“It was well known here that Corporal Harris was a great soldier,” Funck said. “As I share our pain with his friends and family, I have repeatedly heard that he too – and most importantly – is a truly wonderful, compassionate person. It is this division and a great loss for our nation that he loved death. ”
Harris graduated from the Air Raid School in 2019 and survived by his parents and sister. During his time in the army, he won many awards and badges.
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