05 April 2010 — Star Valley, AZ
Marine Sgt Morris Eugene Burns was killed Sunday, Feb 12, 1967 in the vicinity of Thau Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam. At twenty-one years old, he was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam, after six weeks at home in March and April of 1966. He had enlisted 3-1/2 years prior to his death and was due to be discharged in six months. For the past three years, he had received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. Morris also was the recipient of three Purple Hearts. He was born July 8, 1945 and was raised on the family farm near Monticello, Indiana. He was a 1963 graduate of Monticello High School and played football. In his senior year was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Year. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in the late summer of 1963 and was assigned to K Co 26 Reg 3rd Bn 3rd Marines Div.
~ Rest In Peace, Brother ~ You Will Never Be Forgotten ~