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Son of fallen Green Beret awarded college scholarship

Posted May 10, 2016

— In 2002, Sheila Harriman Reid lost her husband, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stanley Harriman, who died fighting for his country in Afghanistan.

Since Harriman’s death, the Harriman-Miller Green Beret organization—named in his honor—has awarded scholarships to the children of fallen Special Forces soldiers.

This year Harriman’s son, Stanley Harriman, Jr., who was three when his father died, will be awarded the scholarship.

“Not only is he getting the scholarship, but he’s getting it in his dad’s name,” Reid said. “It’s in honor of his father, so that’s pretty exciting.

Harriman Jr. says he’s honored to receive the scholarship, but would rather have his father by his side during special times while he was growing up.

“You kind of want your parents to be there for it, but then dad’s not there to support you, cheer you on,” Harriman Jr. said. “My mom really has to play both roles as a mother and father.”

Harriman Jr. said he plans to enroll in ROTC when arrives at East Carolina University in the fall, get his commission as an officer and enter the Army after graduation.


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