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Who is Dustin Harrison to me? He was the kid that moved in nextdoor in 1980...
I have only spoken to him a few times since we grew up and I watched his life from afar on facebook. I saw him post about his new wife, his beautiful baby and other stuff but I never new what a TRUE AMERICAN HERO he was until now.
I truly can not believe how much this has affected me, the tears just keep running. I am in awe about who he is...
So last night I had a dream about him and it went like this. I flew down to Arizona to meet his wife and daughter and when I got to the airport he picked me up. Yes!!! HE picked me up and we talked about stuff that happened when we where kids. Like the time he drove his moms (Donna Harrison) car through the wall of the brand new garage his father had just built. How his mother came to our house terrified of what his father would do. ( As expected his father showed up with love in his heart to retrieve his wife and son. His father was an amazing man that I had a lot of respect for. He also passed away far to early.)
After I arrived at his home I meet his wife and as we spoke Dustin laid on the couch and as his friend and family came into the house and begun sharing there stories he just faded away. (I'm crying now just writing this.)
When I woke up I decided to write this article. Please, please, please, if you know Dustin Harrison comment on this post or even better send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org I will post it here. I am also interested in doing podcast via phone or in person, shooting videos or anything else you want to help tell this American Hero's Story.
And Dustin, I can't wait to see you in heaven and hear all about your amazing life first hand. Thank you for your service to this country and I love you brother...
I have not met his amazing wife Hope Harrison and most beautiful daughter Heaven Harrison yet, but I hope to.
Click on this link to help them in their time of need and beyond. https://www.gofundme.com/f/during-harrison-family
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By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES
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