John Milton HarringtonCaptain
HHC, 4TH BN, 31ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
26 July 1940 - 19 September 1966
Durham, North Carolina
Panel 10E Line 118
West Point 1963. Courtesy BGen Ong.
The database page for John Milton Harrington
It is with deep gratitude we are remembering you and all the others who served and died in times of war so that we may enjoy the Freedom and Liberties that make the United States of America great.
From a West Point Classmate, USMA 1963,
A final salute to a fine American
Ramon M. Ong
It was once long ago, on a sunny day, that I visited my father's
You see, John Milton died in service to his country 2 years before I
It was at that time that I began to realize that I was kin to a hero.
Throughout my life, I've visited the moving wall and seen his name,
I am proud to say that my cousin John Milton was a member of that
Do I wish I got the chance to know him? Sure... Do I grieve because I
Because of John Milton I can say "I'm Proud to be an American, where
May your spirit carry on, John Milton, and I ask that you will watch
I love you
From a cousin,
John and I served together in the 4/31 Infantry. We were wonderful friends and I was there the night he was killed. The hardest thing I have ever had to do was to take John's remains to the people in base camp at the graves registration unit and say good bye to him forever.
Today, March 12 2006 (Sunday), my wife and I will be dedicating a large memorial flag in our church in honor of John and Manzie Glover who was also killed that night. Both were wonderful people and I am proud to have served with them.
From a friend who was with John,
A Note from The Virtual WallTwo men from HQ and HQ Company, 4/31st Infantry, died on 19 Sep 1966 in what is commonly known as a "friendly fire" incident: CPT John M. Harrington and SP4 Manzie Glover of Elizabeth, NJ.
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a West Point Classmate, USMA 1963,
Clark T. Ballard, Jr, M D, Col U S Army Ret
7 Jul 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 03/12/2006