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Dec 18 Security Guard Retires

Security Officer "Railroad" Harris Retires

 

Security Officer "Railroad" Harris Retires

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Year: 
1984
Month: 
december
Day: 
18
Date: 
Tue, 1984-12-18
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"Railroad" Harris, a security officer at the National Museum of American History, retires after thirty-eight years at the Smithsonian.  When he arrived at the Institution, the guard force consisted of eighty men who rotated between four buildings.  Robert Riley Harris received his nickname of "Railroad" when another security officer learned his initials were R.R. and because he was frequently stationed by the transportation exhibits.