The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
John C. Morris III
Service Number: 19340024
Date Missing: 1950-10-08
Unit: 19th Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Sergeant Morris was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. On July 31, 1950, he was taken Prisoner of War during the withdrawal from Chinju, South Korea. Later it was determined he had been killed by a guard on October 8, 1950, during the "Tiger Death March" of prisoners from Seoul to Pyongyang near Sanwon, North Korea. ** Sergeant Morris was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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