Hayden Harris Wiki – Hayden Harris Bio
Cpl. Sussex County Deputy Attorney General Gregory Mueller said 20-year-old Hayden Harris was shot dead in a wooded area near Ross Road in Byram Town.
Harris was last heard at 8 pm. Thursday and Friday 6:30 am, according to Syracuse.com.
Harris reported that he was traveling to Watertown, New York, the largest city near the base. Army officials used a red 2016 Ford Mustang with a Tennessee license plate in their Facebook posts.
Hayden Harris Career & Early Life
Harris, an infantry with 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, was trained at Fort Benning, Georgia before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in July 2019.
Fort Drum is located about 80 miles north of Syracuse, near the Canadian border.
Its awards and decorations include two Army Merit Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War Against Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Strip. He graduated from the Air Strike School in 2019.
Hayden Harris Missing & Dead
On Saturday, Byram Township fire department members were working on Ross Road when they saw a pair of shoes, paperwork, and blood and came into contact with the police. Mueller said the officers who responded had found Harris in a nearby woodland.
Mueller said that a suspect in the murder of Harris was held in New York State on charges of the soldier’s disappearance, and awaited extradition to New Jersey following additional charges in Sussex County.
Harris from Guys, Tennessee was a 2018 graduate of McNairy Central High School there. He joined the army in March 2019 and arrived at Fort Drum four months later.
Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division. Harris was an infantryman of the 89th Cavalry Regiment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He was promoted from specialist to corporal after his death.
“We’re destroyed,” Brigadier General Brett Funck, acting commander of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, said in a statement on Facebook.
“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 survived by his mother, father and sister.