The oldest brother Wiley A. Harris Jr. (Lefty), answered the call in the 40s to became a US Marine. He had a tough assignment, he operated a Flame thrower. He took part in some huge operations, but the most famous was landing on Iwo Jima, he was wounded there. I met him in 1954, he would never talk about Iwo, his story was, “Jack it can’t be told nor explained, you had to be there!” He is buried very near his mom and dad. I stopped by a couple days ago and placed a US Flag and a USMC Flag at his grave.
( I have a shot of a painting of Vernon in his uniform, No sooner said than sent by one of his grand Ena.)