James H. Morris

James H. Morris

James H. Morris

Colonel James Hampton Morris was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 52-59 on 23 June 1959. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Company B, 13th Battalion, 3d Brigade, Fort Jackson, SC. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Company Commander, 3d U.S. Army NCO Academy, Fort Jackson, SC; Special Forces Team Leader, Company A, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC and Loas, Thailand; Special Forces Team Leader, Panama, El Salvador, Peru and Venezuela, 8th Special Forces Group, Panama Canal Zone; Secretary, Special Warfare School, fort Bragg, NC; Commander, Special Forces B Detachment, 46th Special Forces Company (Airborne), Thailand; Chairman, Leadership Committee, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; Commander, MACV Recondo School, Vietnam; Chief, U.S. Army Planner, Project Ivory Coast (POW Camp Raid), Joint Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C./Son Tay, North Vietnam; Chief, Unconventional Warfare Operations, J-3, and principal advisor to USCINCRED, United States Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Commander, 3d Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC; Defense and Army Attache, Embassy of the United States, Lilongwe, Malawi. | His awards and decorations include: Master Parachutist Badge (El Salvador, Vietnam, Thailand), Combat Infantryman Badge w/1 Star, Civil Action Citation (Vietnam), Cross of Gallantry Citation (Vietnam), Presidental Unit Citation (Korea, Navy, Army), Meritorious Service Citation (Army), Cross of Gallantry (w/Palm-Vietnam), Medal of Honor (2d Class, Vietnam), Commendation Medal (Peru), Vietnam Service Medal w/6 Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korean Service Medal w/5 Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Occupation Medal (Germany/Japan), Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Silver Star.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

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