Kenneth N. Harrison
Kenneth N. Harrison believed in serving his country. He enlisted in the US Navy after he finished high school, serving honorably in the Korean War aboard the Bon Homme Richard and the Oriskany aircraft carriers.
After separating from the service, Ken began a 25 year career with the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Fire Department.
Reflecting his era and life experience, Ken was a proud member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
His death profoundly touched not only his family, but his many friends and acquaintances. “He was like a father figure to me in many ways,” said one of those friends.
He had an abiding interest in restoring old cars and was particularly proud of his work as a fire fighter. Because of those interests, caring anonymous donors established a scholarship at the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma in his name. The Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship will benefit graduates of Yuma High School who plan to pursue studies in fire science or automotive technology.