Name: John Louis Morgan Jr
Rank: Corporal / Specialist Four
Pay Grade: E3 Posthumous Promotion
Home of Record: Pacoima, CA
Birth Date: November 27, 1948
Death Date: April 10, 1969
Cause of Death: ground casualty by an explosive device hostile;
Died in Dinh Tuong at age 20
The body was recovered.
I was John's platoon leader the night he was killed in an ambush outside the fire base at Vihn Kim and he died quickly--thank goodness. He was a good soldier who always did anything asked of him without ever complaining.
I was proud to know and serve with him. I only wish he hadn't been killed that night, as we lost another man latet the same night; Kenneth Brown, a medic assigned to our platoon, and he were hit by a mortar round.
I do hope they are both together in Heaven now and will be waiting to welcome us when we arrive.