August 20, 2012

Richard Harris

New Zealand Soldier Private Richard Lee Harris, age 21, of Pukekohe, died on August 19, 2012, in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb.

He was with the Royal Infantry of New Zealand - 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (2/1 RNZIR) based in Burnham. 

Saint Christopher, pray for
Richard joined the Army in February of 2009. He had previously deployed to Timor Leste in 2009/2010. He deployed to Afghanistan in April of 2012. 

Richard is survived by many loving friends and relatives.

Pray for the 21 year olds who die in combat. Yesterday, they were just boys. 

Let us pray that Richard Harris is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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