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;
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
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.