Junior Ray Morgan
It began with the submission of a news paper photo to post on his memorial page from Kaye. The photo is the black and white below showing Junior in his dress uniform. Military records show Lance Corporal Junior Ray Morgan was killed in action in the vicinity of Da Nang, South Vietnam while on patrol. He sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.
Further investigation uncovered more information about Junior. Kaye provided the following:
"Here is a picture of Junior Ray Morgan
that I found in a FCHS [Frankfort Community High School] 1965 yearbook. This is his senior picture. Junior Ray was the son of Ray &
Elsie Morgan. I am glad I can be of help to you. I am very proud of our service men and women. I have started a group on Facebook from
West Frankfort, IL and made an album with the ones who have served from here. I have only just begun to make a dent but hope to include
all. Thanking you again for all you do. Sincerely, Kaye" (
Added research efforts resulted in information from Junior's cousin (his oldest cousin
on his mother's side), Kenneth Boone. He provided the photograph of Junior Ray in his combat uniform (on the right of medals box above)
and the following information:
Junior is buried at Egyptian Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum (Renamed from East Lawn Memorial),
Williamson County, Energy, Illinois. He is buried
near his parents.
-- The Virtual Wall, December 7, 2013
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