Morin, Joseph Roland, A2C

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Airman 2nd Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
77130-Apprentice Air Policeman
Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 49th Fighter Wing
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Foreign Language(s)
French
Airman 2nd Class

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Augusta, Maine
Last Address
Taegu AB (K-2), South Korea



Casualty Date
Nov 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Saint Augustine Cemetery - Augusta, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

Air Force Air Police


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen


 Ribbon Bar




 
 Unit Assignments
Air Police Units49th Fighter Wing
  1950-1950, 49th Air Police Squadron
  1950-1950, 49th Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  F-82 Twin Mustang  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1950-1950, F-82 Twin Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A2C Joseph R. Morin was Killed in Action while engaged with the enemy in Korea on 1 November 1950. He was killed near (K-2) Taegu AFB, Korea by a land mine explosion during combat. He had volunteered to assist in the search for a downed pilot. While on the return to base, he dismounted from his jeep and stepped on a mine. The incident occurred 6 miles south of Hapchon, Kyongsang Namdo, South Korea. He was the first USAF policeman killed in the line of duty since the creation of the Air Force in 1947. He was 22 years of age at his death. He served with the 49th Air Police Squadron, 49th Fighter Bomber Group, 5th Air Force in Taegu. (This became the 6149th Tactical Support Wing during October and November 1950). In his memory, a gate at the present 51st Fighter Wing USAF base (Osan, Korea) was renamed J.R. Morin Gate in 2008.
 
   
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