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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/21/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • The Seattle Daily Times - January 5, 1968

    Posted on 5/15/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Wouldn't Write War Stories

    "Mom, I don't want to tell you any war stories," Sgt. Archie W. Morris, 23, a paratrooper medic, wrote home before he died of wounds August 21.
    Morris, a 1st Cavalry Division squad leader, could have told one of the Vietnam war's greatest stories of gallantry.
    Last night his mother, Mrs. Jack (Lorraine) Richie, was presented the Silver Star and Purple Heart in a ceremony at her home, 2934 S. Edmunds St., by Chaplain (Maj.) James E. Hansen, Fort Lawton post chaplain.
    Morris was wounded fatally on a mission in the Soui Ca Valley. He had moved among wounded comrades to treat them "with total disregard for his own safety," the citation read. He exposed himself to intense automatic-weapons' fire in doing so.
    After he had treated all the wounded lead men, he again ran through intense fire to aid other wounded. It was then that he was wounded.
    Morris, who attended Cleveland High School, entered the Army in October, 1964. He volunteered for Vietnam duty and arrived there last May.
    His father, Wayne J. Morris, lives at 7222 Second Ave. S.

    Caption: Chaplain (Maj.) James E. Hansen presented the Silver Star and Purple Heart to Mrs. jack Richie. A portrait of Mrs. Richie's son, Army Sgt. Archie W. Morris, was in the foreground - Times staff photo by George Carkonen.
  • The Seattle Daily Times - August 24, 1967

    Posted on 5/14/16 - by Jim McIlhenney

    Sgt. Archie W. Morris of Seattle was reported yesterday to have been killed in the Vietnam war.
    Morris, 32, was killed in action Monday. A member of the 101st Cavalry (Airmobile), he had been in Vietnam 3 1/2 months.
    Morris, son of Mrs. Jack E. Richie, 2934 S. Edmunds St., had been in the Army six years. He attended Cleveland High School.
    Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Beverly Roberts, and a brother, Mike Morris, both of Seattle; two sisters, Connie and Donna Richie, and a brother, Chuck Richie, at the family home.
    Morris was born in Coffeyville, Kan.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Archie W Morris, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter

    Posted on 7/24/06 - by Bill Nelson


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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The Wall of Faces

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