James H. Morris

MORRIS,JAMES

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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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Commander, 3d U.S. Army NCO Academy, Fort Jackson, SC
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
1981
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01003

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