Co-workers Pay Last Respects For Vietnam War Vet 8/30/13
August 30, 2013
Odessa - Many co-workers gathered Thursday afternoon to pay their final respects for a man they described as quite, hardworking and someone who kept to himself.
It wasn’t until after Captain Jimmy Harris’ passing that his co-workers found out he was much more than just a truck driver. It took days after his passing to locate a relative, but once they did, it amazed everyone that Jimmy Harris was actually a Vietnam War veteran.
“When everybody found out, they were just like in awe. Like wow, little Jimmy was capable of all that? I mean he was, but everyone was surprised,” said Harris’ co-worker Martin Garcia.
Among the many medals, he was awarded three Air Medals, a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.