In Memory

Harry Elmore - Class Of 1965

Harry Lee Elmore, home from Vietnam less than a month, was killed instantly in a motorcycle accident Friday, southwest of Delphi. The 21-year-old army paratrooper was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Elmore of Rt. 1, Delphi. Officers said Elmore was en route southwest of Delphi on SR 25 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and went off the road, hitting two wooden guard posts and a steel sign post. He was thrown 30 feet and died of a broken neck, police said. The accident occurred at 11:45 p.m., one-fourth mile southwest of Delphi. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Larry Young of the Indiana State Police, Delphi City Police and the Coroner investigated. Elmore was born March 5, 1947, and attended Delphi High School. He enlisted in the Army in September of 1965 and earned the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Survivors include his parents, a brother, Robert K. Elmore, serving with the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California; and a sister, Nancy Elmore, at home. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Sullivan-Lloyd Funeral Home in Delphi. The Rev. Peter Paul Borg officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Delphi, where military services were conducted.

Delphi Journal Citizen August 1, 1968