Birth: Nov. 1, 1967
Death: Mar. 2, 2002, Afghanistan
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Harriman was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Operation Anaconda's first U.S. casualty was remembered as a loyal American and a loving family man. He was killed by friendly fire in a ground attack. Stan was a career military man. He enlisted at the age of 18 and was stationed for 13 years at Fort Bragg. Stan and his wife had two children. Sheila Harriman said her husband went to Nigeria on a training mission shortly after Sept. 11 but returned to surprise her in December. The couple spent almost a week together, even though Stanley was suffering from malaria. Despite running a high fever, he returned to duty and was sent to Kuwait. He had been in Afghanistan for only a few weeks when he was killed. His truck got hit in the front left side and he was the passenger in the front seat. The next hit came directly below Stan in his truck, and the shrapnel came up through the vehicle. A funeral service was held at Arran Lakes Baptist Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
UPDATE: His wife, Sheila, had Stanley cremated and kept his ashes in a custom-made glass case at their home in Wade, North Carolina. It was only after a trip to see ‘Faces of the Fallen' last summer, while walking thru Arlington National Cemetery that she knew that Arlington was where he needed to be. On April 13, 2006, the ashes of Stanley Harriman were interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 8324
Stanley L. Harriman