SGT Cole Harris
Distinguishing Marks: Old
3rd degree burns on arms and chest, missing
left index finger, tattoo of fiery devil on
"If he had just
a few of these charges, Lincoln could have ended
the Revolutionary War three years earlier."
With a southern drawl and a blue-collar
worker mentality, this stocky soldier is one
of the best field demolition experts in Special
Forces. Before entering the military, Harris
worked for a leading Texan fertilizer exporter.
Experiments in his off-time led to his intense
interest in explosives.
began his military career undergoing OSUT (One-Station
Unit Training) at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.
There he exhibited a natural talent for indirect
fire weapons, easily earning his grenadier expert
badge after a rigorous battery of tests. He
was promoted to Private First Class after only
6 weeks of basic training. After Phase One was
complete, he moved on to the Advanced Training
phase where he learned the fundamentals of combat
engineering with emphasis on demolitions. Harris
finished at the top of the class, catching the
eye of Delta Force recruiters. After accepting
their offer to undergo special operations training,
he was immediately awarded the rank of Corporal
and was ordered to Fort Benning for Airborne
receiving his jump wings and sergeant’s stripes,
Gas Can received orders to undergo Advanced
Demolitions Training (ADT) at the John F. Kennedy
Special Warfare Center in Fort Bragg, North
Carolina. Here he expanded upon the fundamentals
he had learned but with a focus on small unit
tactics. Gas Can finished in the top 3 percentile
of his class and moved on to regular duty with
soldiers have a hard time dealing with Harris’
excessively belligerent attitude, but no one
ever disputes him on facts about explosives.
With one look at a building, Harris can tell
you twenty different ways of bringing it down.
If he says he can have a specialized satchel
pack armed and placed in fifteen minutes, you
better get ready to set your clock at 14:59.