Morris, Walter Joseph, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
De Motte
Last Address
De Motte

Casualty Date
May 02, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Long An (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 101

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1968-1969, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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Comments/Citation
 
Fallen Classmate
Posted for: WALTER JOSEPH MORRIS:
Walter Morris and I had a few things in common. We were classmates once in the Army. Classmates in NCOC Class 33 of the 71st Company, at Fort Benning Georgia in the summer of 1968. A class that graduated 145 "Buck" Sergeants. I don't remember Walter, he was in a different platoon than me, and it has been 31 years. I do have a photo of him in our class yearbook, and thats about all. Walter wore glasses, and he was older than most of us, he was 25 years old while most of us were 19 or 20. He went to Vietnam, like most of us did. He was a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam like I was. He was the 10th of 16 of our classmates who lost their lives in Vietnam. I think that many Vietnam vets somehow have the same guilty feelings that I do about making it home when so many others, like Walter didn't. It bothers me more today than it ever has. As I age, and enjoy my children and grandchildren, I feel so bad for Walter and men like him who never had that chance. Walter and the rest of us had a tough assignment in 1968. He didn't shrink form it, he didn't wash out of that class, he could have, some did, and he died trying to do his job. Tonight I see no rememberance on this "Wall" for Walter. Now there is. It is the least I can do for a fallen classmate. I'm sorry Walter, for you and your family.
Posted by: SGG Steven D Houghton 71st LRRP
Relationship: Classmate and fellow soldier
Wednesday, July 7, 1999
   
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