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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: January 28, 1953
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

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From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

William L. Harris, Jr.


Sure it gets cold in Maryland, but no matter how bitter the winds brew on the banks of the Severn, there was always one guy who didn't care about "collars up." Bill's hometown, Juneau, Alaska, never gets cold either, so he said. There was actually a better answer to why this Texas born Alaskan never gets cold—he just never slowed down long enough to feel what's going on around him. There was probably no other member of this class who had more irons in the fire at the Academy than Bill. Most of his non-academic interests, however, were connected in one way or another with his camera, and with it he won the post of the LOG Photo Editor for two years. When not taking pics of some athletic team or Drag of the Week, Bill could be found behind a baritone horn in the Concert Band or gadgettinkering in his room.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Bill's life or loss. 1949's class history indicates an air crash in Alabama.

Class Navigation

Class of 1949
William is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 in Memorial Hall.
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