Jackie Lee Morrison

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
01 November 1942 - 25 January 1969
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Jackie Lee Morrison

08 Apr 2006

Jackie served with my brother, Corporal Benjamin F Bolding. Benny wrote home about Jackie saying he was a real nice guy and easy to get along with.

Danny Bolding
306 West Lilac Lane, Midwest City, OK 73110

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In the latter part of January 1969 the 3/26 Marines participated in Operation BOLD MARINER, a sweep of the Batangan Peninsula. By the 24th, Mike 3/26 had been withdrawn from the tightening cordon and was employed in the extremely hazardous business of searching booby-trapped tunnels and equipment caches. On 25 January twelve Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed by booby traps and mines:
  • A Co, 5th Tank Bn:
    • SSgt Joe R. Boswell, Steele, MO

  • H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines:
    • Cpl Amil Jackson, San Antonio, TX
    • HN Robert M. Langslow, La Puente, CA
    • Pfc John J. Fogarty, Bluffs, IA
    • Pfc Bruce D. Oakes, Fort Worth, TX

  • I Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines:
  • L Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines:
    • 2ndLt Jon F. Warmbrodt, Santa Monica, CA (Silver Star)

  • M Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines:
    • Cpl James R. Copeland, Rockmart, GA
    • LCpl David W. Riemer, Mentor, OH
    • Pfc Anibal S. Cabral, New Bedford, MA
    • Pfc Joseph L. Meade, Kingsport, TN (Silver Star)
    • Pfc Jackie L. Morrison, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Pvt Lawrence G. Borquez, Los Angeles, CA

On the following day, a specially equipped amphibious tractor was brought in to try to open paths through the mine fields using line charges. Seven Marines were killed when one of the charges prematurely detonated within the AMTRAC:

  • H&S Co, 3rd AMTRAC Bn:
    • 2ndLt Russell L. Equi, Easton, CT
    • SSgt Robert L. Johnson, Falconer, NY
    • Cpl Charles A. Brezinski, Oyster Bay, NY
    • LCpl Martin J. Gimbert, Virginia Beach, VA
    • LCpl Stanley H. Newman, Jacksonville, FL
    • LCpl Bradley E. Suchka, East Gary, IN

  • Svc Bn (Prov), 9th MAB:
    • Capt Marvin Cook, North Little Rock, AR

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 08 Apr 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009