Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Lawrence E Morrison

Middleton, Ohio

September 19, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
45 Army Sgt 1st Class

U.S. Army Civil and Psychological Operations Command

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

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Lawrence E Morrison memorial Services

September 30, 2005


Civil Affairs Soldier dies in Iraq 

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 22, 2005) — An Army Reserve special operations Soldier died Sept. 19 near Taji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee there while on patrol.

Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence E. Morrison, 45, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer assigned to U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, died while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A resident of Yakima, Wash., Morrison entered the Army in Lexington, Ky., May 16, 1979, and was promoted to a non-commissioned officer on March 1, 1983.

He arrived at the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion April 29, 2005.

Morrison deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom in the Spring of 2005, shortly after his assignment to the 490th CA BN.

His awards included five Army Good Conduct Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Soldier’s Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, six Army Achievement Medals, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral two, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Expert Field Medical Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar. He was recommended for the following posthumous awards: two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

He is survived by his wife, Becky, and son, Lawrence, both of Yakima, Wash.; and his father, Kenneth L. Morrison.

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