It may interest CAAFlog readers to learn that Colonel James Harrison, Commandant of USDB from 2004 to 2006, died earlier this month here in Kabul. He was helping the Afghans establish a detention facility just northeast of the city. An apparent member of the Afghan National Army shot Col Harrison and three other service members as they left the prison. One other soldier died and two were wounded. Other ANA soldiers immediately shot and killed the attacker. Col Harrison was buried two days ago in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
Although he worked a stone’s throw from my office, I don’t recall meeting him. My boss knew and admired him. He withdrew a retirement request for the chance to come and help out here in Afghanistan. He leaves behind a wife and three children.