James R. Morrison

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Spring Valley, NY

Branch of Service: United States Army

Rank: SGT

After completing basic training at Fort Benning Georgia he was stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky with the second Battalion 506 Infantry. During his tenure at the 101 airborne division he was deployed to operation Enduring Freedom. During 2010 to 2013 he was assigned to the second Battalion 12 infantry Regiment at Fort Carson where he was a team leader when deployed to Afghanistan in 2015 to 2016.

Returning after 3 deployments DEMONS in his head forced him to take his own life. He was a seasoned fireman with the Hillcrest volunteer fire company. His awards in the army are the Army Commendation Medal for Valor (placed on his uniform by General David Petraeus), the Army Commendation Medal, 2 Oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, one Oak leaf cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Assualt Badge, and his unit awards include the Meritorious Unit Citatio. He was LOVED by so many. Forever in our hearts.

Age: 28

Date of Death: October 19, 2016

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