A somber milestone


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May 5, 2007
Women join ranks of graduates memorialized for sacrifice on Naval Academy's hallowed wall

Throughout her accomplished Naval Academy and Marine Corps career, Capt. Jennifer J. Harris never attracted special attention for being a woman.

So it was fitting, friends said, that she was not singled out in death, when the academy placed her name yesterday among hundreds of others on a marble tablet designated to honor graduates who were killed in action....


A marble tablet in Memorial Hall designated to honor Naval Academy graduates who were killed in action contains the names of 954 men and two women, both of whom died in Iraq.
(Sun photo by Andre F. Chung)
Jul 3, 2007

Capt. Jennifer Harris was a Marine Corps helicopter pilot who flew rescue missions in Iraq. She was from Swamscott MA.
She was flying one such rescue mission when her chopper was shot down. It was to have been her last mission in Iraq. She was scheduled to go home the next day to her next assignment - a ROTC instructor. Georgetown, I think. We saw a CNN program on her on Memorial Day.
She really was quite a remarkable person.