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is honored on Panel 21E, Line 79 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

    Posted on 6/9/18 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Peter Whitcomb Morrison

    DATE OF BIRTH: December 29, 1942

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    Distinguished Flying Cross
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Air Force
    Battalion: 8th Bombardment Squadron
    Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Orders G-1215 (August 16, 1967)
    (Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Peter Whitcomb Morrison (AFSN: FV-3151467), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over Southeast Asia on 12 November 1966. His devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
  • Final Mission of 1LT Peter W. Morrison

    Posted on 3/16/17 - by
    On June 9, 1967, a USAF B-57B Canberra (#53-3908) from the 8th Bomb Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, with a crew of two, crashed into the 4,760-foot peak of Nui Gia Mountain, seven miles southwest of Cam Ranh Bay. The pilot and navigator, CAPT Elwin H. Busch and 1LT Peter W. Morrison, were killed in the crash. During the recovery effort of the crew, U.S. Army helicopter gunships killed 30 Viet Cong during the 12-hour effort to secure the area. The guerillas were determined to salvage the machine guns from the plane and take off the unexploded 500-pound bombs to turn them into booby-traps. The combined force of helicopters and infantrymen, including Republic of Korea soldiers, were successful in securing the area and removing the bodies of the two crewmen from the bomber. [Taken from and “Copters Kill 30 VC in Fight For Downed B57 Guns.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, June 13, 1967.]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/9/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Peter Whitcomb Morrison, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/3/10 - by Robert Sage
    Peter is buried at Union Cemetery in Laconia, NH. DFC AM/4 OLC ARCM PH

    Posted on 6/9/05 - by Bill Nelson 2/502nd Infantry,101st Airborne

    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 "Band of Vietnam Brothers"
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