NIGHTSTALKERS Harp, Jerry

The Giant Killer
By David A. Yuzuk & Neil L. Yuzuk

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Harp
  • FORENAME
Jerry
  • UNIT
Company B 1 Bn
  • RANK
Chief Warrant Officer Two (CWO-3)
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Somalia 1993
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerry Harp, Chief Warrant Officer Two (CWO-3), U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against hostile enemy forces on 3 and 4 October 1993, while serving as a Joint Special Operations, Task Force RANGER, Pilot of an Attack Helicopter with Company B, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia. Chief Warrant Officer Three Harp flew seventeen and one-half hours providing close air support fires for a pinned down friendly ground element. He weathered intense enemy fires, often firing within fifteen meters of friendly troops to halt a determined enemy from overrunning their positions. Chief Warrant Officer Three Harp's extraordinary valor and courage reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/23543
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