To the Crew of the USCGC Rockaway:
Last September a memorial service was held for SOCM Charles R. Harris in Sun
City, AZ. Prior to his passing, I promised my Uncle that I would transport his
remains... by motorcycle to Watford City North Dakota.... where he would be buried
next to his father and mother (Lillie and Clair Harris).
Following the September 2005 service, SOCM Charles R. Harris remain's were
transported to Rio Rancho New Mexico as part of our first leg of his motorcycle
journey. Honoring my promise, the second leg of my Uncle’s final journey will
continue on May 19th, 2006 and will end in Watford City North Dakota on May
27th. There is a grave side burial service scheduled for noon on May 28th.
As stated above, the final journey will continue on May 19th, starting from Rio
Rancho New Mexico, through Durango Colorado, Grand Junction Colorado, Green
River Wyoming, Jackson Hole Wyoming (1 week lay-over).
A second rider, Dr. Lars Sikes (NAVSEA) will join us in Jackson Hole, and ride with
us through Yellow Stone National Park, Billings Montana, Mile City Montana,
Glendive Montana (over-night camping stay May 26th), with a planned arrival in
Watford City North Dakota on May 27th.
As stated above, the grave side burial is scheduled for noon on May 28. Please
remember SOCM Harris during this period of time, and pray for a safe journey.
Dr. David D. Cornely (nephew)
The Naval Offices is Charles C. Cornely, my son, namesake, and Godson to
Charles Harris. Charles Cornely is shown with the honor guard, presenting
the Flag to Ellen Cornely, and offering the final salute before the Charles
Harris was transported to New Mexico (earlier photo).
Chuck Harris has passed away Sep 5, 2005
Memorial service is at present planned for Sep 17th, at his home. Contributions can be
Sun Health Foundation
13180 N. 103rd Dr.
PO Box 2015
Sun City AZ
Make note on contribution for Sun Health Hospice Peoria, in Memory of Charles Harris
|Hi Everyone, As a follow-up to the Reunion and to celebrate his 76th birthday (June
10th), those members of the 2005 Reunion Committee who have not left the Valley
of the Sun for the summer gathered at Chuck's home yesterday. His sisters,
Marlene and Ellen, and Marlene's husband, Harry, were also with us.
It was a great day!
Here are some photos I thought you might like to see.
David D. Cornely, DM
Chief of Staff
Manufacturing Systems & Methods
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663, MS-P917
Los Alamos, NM 87545