|Ralf (Jay) Harting|
Capt. Ralf (Jay) Harting III, 28, died April 29th, 2005 while inspecting a truck at a checkpoint 30 miles south of Baghdad in Diyarah, Iraq. The driver detonated a bomb, killing Harting, and his West Point classmate Capt. Stephen Frank.
CPT Harting's awards include: Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 oak leaf clusters), National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Multinational Force Observer Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, Parachutist's Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.