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Fortunate son

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Randy Harrison emerged from the Vietnam War unscathed, but with a new appreciation for life

By David Hayes Randy Harrison hugs his dog Burfoot inside his Squak Mountain home. Over his shoulder is a print commemorating one of Harrison’s missions that went wrong yet garnered a Congressional Medal of Honor for helicopter pilot James Fleming, who evacuated Harrison’s squad under heavy fire from North Vietnamese.

By David Hayes
Randy Harrison hugs his dog Burfoot inside his Squak Mountain home. Over his shoulder is a print commemorating one of Harrison’s missions that went wrong yet garnered a Congressional Medal of Honor for helicopter pilot James Fleming, who evacuated Harrison’s squad under heavy fire from North Vietnamese.

Randy Harrison is fascinated by history.

The well-read, 69-year-old Squak Mountain resident is especially interested in Homer’s “The Iliad.”

“Everybody knows about Achilles, Ajax, Agamemnon and Paris. All the characters you hear about,” Harrison said. “Every now and then, if you read Homer, there’s one guy mentioned, one soldier who did something, not the big characters.

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