August 6, 2011
BORN: September 26, 1984
HOMETOWN: Southern Pines, NC
ENTERED SERVICE: 2002
UNITS: 21st Special Tactics Squadron; 24th Special Tactics Squadron.
MILITARY TRAINING:Airborne School; Military Free Fall Parachutist Course; Combat Controller pipeline; Static Line Jumpmaster Course.
DEPLOYMENTS: Iraq (2); Afghanistan (2)
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.
SURVIVED BY: Wife Krista, sons Hunter and Ethan, father John Harvell, mother Jane Maher, brother Tech Sgt. Sean Harvell,and sister Analese Eder.
SSGT Harvell was taken from us when his helicopter was shot down on infil, on a mission in Afhanistan, killing everyone on board.
Special Operations Combat Controller