Real Heroes – Harmon, Otha L.
Harmon, Otha L.
June 16, 1944
Private First Class Otha L. Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Harmon of Gaffney, Route 3, near Cliffside, died June 16, 1944, from wounds received June 9, 1944, on the North Burma front. (Rutherford County News, August 3, 1944)
His wife, Mrs. Mary Simmons Harmon, received the message from the War Department. Private Harmon (1921-1944) entered the U.S. Army on November 9, 1942, and went over-seas in September of 1943. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. His parents, five sisters, and six brothers survived him. The brothers were Staff Sergeant Russell W.Harmon of Fort Lewis, Washington; Seaman First Class Ulysses E.Harmon of Charleston; Wayne, George, Wiseman, and Alfred Harmon. The sisters were Miss Marie Harmon, Mrs. Grady Hammett, Mrs. Charlie Godfrey, Mrs. Taft Cobb, and Mrs. C. B. Beason.
Details and photo courtesy of Alfred Harmon.
From Real Heroes: Rutherford County Men Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice During World War II, by Anita Price Davis. Copyright © 2002 by The Honoribus Press, Spartanburg, SC. Reprinted with permission.