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Item Number
OH0439
Record Number
284326
Title
Interview with John Gary Morris
Interviewer
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
Interview Date
31 August 2005
Collection
John Gary Morris Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
5:41:27 min/sec
Description
(USMC) John 'Gary' Morris was born in 1942 in Houston TX, and attended the University of Dallas before graduating from North Texas University in 1965. He enlisted in the Marines and attended both Boot Camp and Officer Basic School at Quantico VA. Gary served at Camp Lejeune NC, Camp Pendleton CA, and Iwakuni, Japan, before arriving in Vietnam in 1967. He served for 13 months as a squad commander in counter-insurgency operations near 'Happy Valley' outside of Danang, and was promoted to the rank of Captain. Returning to the US, Gary served in the USMC Reserves, retiring in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He remains active with veterans' organizations and as an artist.
Citation
Interview with John Gary Morris,  31 August 2005, John Gary Morris Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 31 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0439>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0439, John Gary Morris Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 8 Sep 2005[Updated: 18 May 2011]