J. J. Morris
Colonel J. J. Morris was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 December 1951, class number 1-6. His first duty assignment was as Guerrilla Force Commander, 8240th Army Unit, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pathfinder Platoon Leader, Pathfinder Platoon, 82nd Abn Div; FA Team Leader, 77th Special Forces Group; Aviation Officer, USA Ordnance Weapons Command, Rock Island, Illinois; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 54th Trans Aircraft Battalion; Commanding Officer, 36th Trans Co (Light Helicopter CH-34); Commanding Officer, Co A, 503rd Avn Bn, 3rd Armd Div; G-4, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, USARV Headquarters, Vietnam; Deputy Director of Supply Operations, Aviation Systems Command, St Louis, Missouri; Commanding Officer, Headquarters, 58th Trans Bn; D.A. Staff Officer, Headquarters DA, Dep Chief of Staff For OPNS; Project Manager, DOD Project Manager for Container Systems; Ordnance Coordinator, Headquarters, USARR VIII, Denver Colorado. | His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal (w 10 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit (w 2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist.