Morris, Merrill, HM2

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1970-1971, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Cherry Point, NC
Previously Held NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Service Years
1965 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Great Lakes
Panama Canal
HM-Hospital Corpsman
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Jungle Warfare Expert

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1Post 9779, Boyd-Smith PostVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
3rd Marine Division AssociationAmerican LegionMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)2nd Battalion 4th Marines Association
  1981, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 1 (Member) (Biddeford, Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1983, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9779, Boyd-Smith Post (Member) (Calais, Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1985, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2011, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) - Assoc. Page
  2014, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines Association - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
NCTS Cutler ME(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILBureau of Medicine (BUMED)Field Medical Service School (FMSS) Camp LeJeune, NC
2nd Medical Bn2nd Marine DivisionJungle Warfare Training School (US Army)26th Marine Regiment
MCB Camp Butler, OkinawaMARFORPAC/FMFPAC4th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/4)3rd Marine Division
NCTS Cutler ME2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW)Naval Hospital Cherry Point, NC
  1965-1966, BM-0000, NCTS Cutler ME
  1966-1966, HN-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1966-1966, HM-0000, Naval Hosptial Newport, RI
  1966-1966, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School (FMSS) Camp LeJeune, NC
  1966-1967, HM-0000, 2nd Medical Bn
  1966-1967, HM-8404, 2nd Marine Division
  1967-1967, HM-8404, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1967-1967, HM-8404, 2nd Medical Bn
  1967-1967, HM-8404, Jungle Warfare Training School (US Army)
  1967-1967, HM-8404, 26th Marine Regiment
  1967-1968, HM-8404, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/Camp Schwab
  1968-1969, HM-8404, MARFORPAC/FMFPAC
  1968-1969, HM-8404, 4th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/4)
  1968-1969, HM-8404, 3rd Marine Division
  1969-1970, HM-8404, NCTS Cutler ME
  1970-1971, HM-8404, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW)
  1970-1971, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Cherry Point, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
  1975-1979, New England College
  1975-1978, New England College
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