Morris, John David, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1962 - 1967
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waukesha, WI
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 25, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Knoll Cemetery - Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32E 058

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th Air Force
  1967-1967, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
      Attack on Muang Phalane
                                   Dec. 25, 1967
                       Code name:  HEAVY GREEN

   One of four USAF TACAN sites in Laos.  Officially it was an "Air America communications facility".  It is believed the NVA attacked this site because they feared it might be supporting air counterattacks against NVA troops in the central and southern part of South Vietnam during upcoming Tet Offensive.  Their was a precision mortar barrage followed immediately by an infantry assult.  Two American Lockheed Corp. technicians John D. Morris and Peter W. Scott were killed and most of the structures were destroyed.  The Royal Lao Army recaptured the city and the TACAN site the next day.

  Following the attack the two civilians were reinstated into the United States Air Force at their current rank so as to keep the secret of US military personnel in Laos.  They were burried with full military honors. 

                   Ultimate Sacrafice:

                SSGt. John D. Morris

                  Sgt   Peter W. Scott

                  Source of information:

                     One Day to Long
                      Timothy Castle 


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