These photos of fallen soldier’s newborn daughter with dad's old Army buddies will melt your heart

'They’re going to be around for the rest of her life," his widow said.

May 31, 2018, 3:33 PM

The newborn daughter of a fallen soldier took part in a photo session with his former Army unit to honor the child’s birth.

Spc. Chris Harris, 25, was killed in Afghanistan in August by an improvised explosive device (IED) just days after he learned he was going to be a father.

Christian Michelle Harris was born March 17.

PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
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PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Pinehurst Photography

“He was an unforgettable personality,” Britt Harris, the mother of Christian and widow of Chris, told ABC News. “Being in the Army was his second biggest goal in life. Number one was being a dad.”

Harris joined the Army in 2013 and was eventually assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to a statement by the division.

His deployment to Afghanistan was his first tour.

PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Pinehurst Photography
PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades and her mother, Britt Harris.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades and her mother, Britt Harris.
Pinehurst Photography

The photo session was a chance for the soldiers who served with Harris to meet his daughter for the first time.

"Knowing that we could come home to a baby girl, that was awesome," Sgt. Nathan Arthur Bagley, who served with Chris, told ABC Durham, North Carolina, station WTVD-TV. "When everyone came home, that was the day she was born so that made it 10 times better."

PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Pinehurst Photography
PHOTO: Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Christian Harris, the daughter of Army Specialist Chris Harris who was killed last year, took part in a special photo shoot with some of Harris' former comrades.
Pinehurst Photography

“Those are the people she should know and be able to see how much they all loved her right from the beginning,” Britt Harris said. “They’ve been a part of her life before she was even born and I know they’re going to be around for the rest of her life.”

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