United States Marine Corps
2nd Platoon, Lima Company
3rd Battalion, 7th Marines
James Robert Morris
James served as a - PFC -  Grade E2 - Marine Corps - Regular Enlisted Service

He was 22 years old at the time of his death

Jim was born on November  07, 1945 in Phillipsburg, NJ.

His tour of duty began in Vietnam on November 28, 1967

Jim served with 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, Lima (L) Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines

Jim died on January 31, 1968 in the Dai Loc District of Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. His Platoon was operating as a reaction force in the vicinity of the village of Dong Phu, when they engaged an enemy force in a tree line while they were in an open area, The time was approx. 7:40 P.M. Jim was killed on the initial contact,
"As described in a letter from his commanding officer Lt. Col. Roger H. Barnard."
Jim died that day with his squad leader,  Cpl. Richard Louis Bartley;
Pfc. Jeffery Clark Mc Teer;  Pfc. Rodney Gustavus Pascascio; and 
Pfc. Dennis Wayne Sonsteng.

Jim's Platoon leader was Lt. Tom Krebs. His Platoon Sgt. was SSgt. Al Keeton.
"This action was recalled by Roger Proper fellow 2nd Platoon soldier"

His death was a result of Hostile small arms fire. His body was recovered

Jim is interred in Fairmont Cemetery Phillipsburg, N.J. not far from his cousin,
Albert Aleya Outwater Jr., a Marine who was killed in Vietnam on 7/21/67

Jim's religion was Protestant. He was married and had a daughter.

Jim was a 1964 graduate of Phillipsburg High School

Jim's name is listed on Panel 36E --- Line 26
of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.

"Rest In Peace Jim You Are Missed By All Who Knew You"
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Jim Morris, I am Honored to say, was my friend.  He was one person who would be there when you needed him, ..... no questions asked. Jim carried that trait with him into battle, as witnessed by his fellow Marines. His actions and his performance of duty, to the Traditions of the Marine Corps and His Nation earned him the following awards:
Purple Heart for wounds suffered in an armed conflict.
Combat action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Ribbon
The Republic of Vietnam, Military Merit Medal
The Republic of Vietnam, Gallantry Cross with Palm
1st Marine Divison
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Jeffery Clark McTeer
April 26, 2010
Paul Hager, of Stewartsville, places his hand Saturday, on the engraved name of James Morris, on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Morris was a Phillipsburg High School Class of 1964 graduate, who was killed in Vietnam.
"Express-Times Photo  TIM WYNKOOP"