COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Staff Sgt Samuel Harris, Sam to his friends is a busy man at Fort Carson. He's with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fourth Combat Aviation Brigade. Sam is a Supply Sgt. He tells me, "I love this job." Two tours of Iraq and ten years in the military has made him Army Proud.
He's also proud of the other hat he wears every day. He's Pastor Samuel Harris of the House of Refuge Christian Center in downtown Colorado Springs. Pastor Harris tells me, "We're about serving our community, serving the people of God." He puts 100 percent in his soldiering and ministering his flock, "I was taught if you give respect, respect will come back. If you do good, good will come back." Pastor Harris and his church worked hard to help feed bodies and souls during the Waldo Canyon wildfire.
Sgt Johnny Hall works with Pastor Samuel at the church and at Fort Carson. He told me about his boss, "He's been an inspiration to me. I strive to be exactly like him. He's a hero because on a daily basis he is a leader in the Army and a leader as a Pastor."
I asked Sam if he feels he's a hero or a role model. With a big smile he told me, "To call myself a role model, no. I'm going to stay Sam and enjoy my life." That's why Samuel Harris is a Wear Red Friday Hero.
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