|Birth: ||May 2, 1949|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 24, 1970|
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sgt Sammy Ray Morrison, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Grover, North Carolina.
Sergeant Sammy Ray Morrison was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SGT Morrison served our country until May 24th, 1970 in Cambodia. He was 21 years old and was not married. Sammy died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine explosion while fighting from a bunker complex. His body was recovered. Sammy was born on May 2nd, 1949 in Grover, North Carolina. SGT Morrison is on panel 10W, line 091 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
I served with him in Cambodia. He is not forgotten. On May 24th, 1970 Sammy gave the last full measure of his devotion to our nation as a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division. He died with 4 other Sky Troopers that day in a very bloody battle with entrenched NVA Regulars. Many more were wounded that dark day. Sammy died peacefully several hours after being hit while awaiting a Medevac helicopter. Sammy was one of 19 other men in C Company that gave their supreme sacrifice from March 12 to June 18th in both Vietnam and Cambodia. I visited Sammy and the others on June 4th, 2000 at the Wall in D.C. to pay my respects and honor them. God bless and keep you Sammy. Jim Spencer, 108 North Parkwood Lane, Payson, AZ 85541.
He was my cousin, Sgt J.C.Morrison.
He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, Twice awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Air Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
Cleveland Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17725800
Thank you Sammy, as a family & nation we are so very proud of your service and humbled by your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.|
Added: Nov. 10, 2013
From a Sister of a Marine KIA in Vietnam, PFC: William L Young Jr...Thank You for your Service to Our Country, Sammy!|
Added: Mar. 3, 2011
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