Tupelo post office to be named to honor Vietnam War POW, Colonel Carlyle “Smitty” Harris.

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November 16th, 2021     Featured News General News


U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) will host a ceremony naming the Tupelo Post Office after Colonel Carlyle “Smitty” Harris. Col. Harris is a Vietnam War veteran who was held prisoner for eight years after his F-105 was shot down over North Vietnam on April 4, 1965.

While imprisoned, Harris taught other prisoners Tap Code  – an old long unused World War II method of communication through tapping on a common water pipe.

Speakers: U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly, Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, USAF, Ret., LTC Michael C. Pettigrew, U.S. Army, Ret., Vettra Dobbs, Acting MPOO, North Mississippi, Thad Childress, Tupelo, Mississippi, Postmaster, June Martindale, AL/MS District Manager, Customer Service & Sales, and Lewis Kindle IV, Manager, Customer Relations, AL/MS District.

When: Friday, November 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Where: 500 West Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi

*Upon conclusion of the ceremony, there will be an opportunity for interviews.

TAP CODE: https://www.nemiss.news/harris-former-vietnam-pow-speaks-at-the-museum-nov-20/ 


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