Richard Holmes Harrison was born 29 November 1907 in Seattle Washington. He died 14 December 1996 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from the US Military Academy, West Point in the Class of 1931 accepting his commission as a Second Lieutenant with his first posting to Fort Lewis, Washington.
Legion of Merit
GENERAL ORDERS: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 23 (July 19, 1961)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Brigadier General Richard H. Harrison, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from October 1950 to June 1961.
West Point Cadet Harrison
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