Whitehead, Morris Alfred, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11E10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1968
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Order of the Spur

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Martinsville
Last Address
Martinsville

Casualty Date
Feb 24, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Roselawn Burial Park - Martinsville, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 014

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Order of The Spur


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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]


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  Tributes from Others: Sep 15, 2015  
   

SvcRec, joined B/3/4Cav 05Apr67, WIA & patient @ USAH Camp Zama JP 20Jul67, rejoined B/3/4 Cav 01Oct67; DA2496 (LBJ 105); GraveApp "Trp B 4 Cav"

Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ Rest In Peace, Young Hero ~

In Tribute to Sgt Morris Alfred Whitehead, with So Much Gratitude for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967..... 'AND HE WILL RAISE YOU UP ON EAGLE'S WINGS, BEAR YOU ON THE BREATH OF DAWN,, MAKE YOU TO SHINE LIKE THE SUN, AND HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND'
Aug 14, 2008
 
Manuel Pino  B/2/8th Cav, 1st Cav Div
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
B Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay that day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Task undone must stay that way. I found peace at the close of the day. If my parting left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with time of sorrow. I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one touched. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, but don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free!" (Author Unknown)
Apr 19, 2008
 
manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS” **John 15:13** You are my friend, always remembered, never forgotten.” May God Bless you for your Sacrifice!!!
Feb 24, 2008
 
Rachel Esther Sparks Powell
rspowell@kimbanet.com
Martinsville/Henry County Resident
Ridgeway, Virginia 24148 USA
TRIBUTE TO A LOCAL HERO
Morris Alfred Whitehead, with all the ceremonies and speeches being made at this time in observance for the Memorial Day holiday, it troubles me to see that there are those, such as you, from our area without a tribute on this page. Perhaps your friends and relatives aren't aware that this opportunity is here for them. I haven't known about it very long myself. Now that I do, I feel compelled to say, "Thank you" and leave my own salute to YOU, a true American Hero.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
 
We Remember
Morris is buried at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville, VA. PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Thursday, June 24, 2010
 
Never Forgotten
FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Email: grite@yahoo.com
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Thursday, January 5, 2006
 
Thank you
Wars are times of tribulations, trials, and victories. Many people fear war and fighting for the United States. I thank you for not being one of these people. You stepped up to the challenge and defended our country. Thank you for protecting the United States. God bless you. I am a Gridley High School student that is posting remembrances for a project. I live in and attend high school in Gridley, Illinois.
Posted by: Jeremy Steffen
Email: jermy15@hotmail.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
 
A True Hero
Leaving behind your family, friends, and personal belongings, you chose to make the ultimate sacrifice. Being part of the Gridley High School Posting Project, it is our goal for all veterans who lost their life, to have a remembrance posted. You paid the price for our freedom and us. You are truly a hero in my eyes. God bless you always.

Sincerely yours,
Jenn Ringger
Posted by: Jenn Ringger
Email: ringger_17@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

   
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Sep 15, 2015
   
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