John W. Morris

John W. Morris

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John W. Morris (born September 10, 1921 in Princess Anne, Maryland) graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1943 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. During World War II he commanded an airfield construction company in the Western Pacific. After the war he served in the Philippines and Japan, in the Corps' Savannah District, and as area engineer at Goose Bay, Labrador. In 1960-62 he commanded the divisional 8th Engineer Battalion in Korea. Morris headed the Corps' Tulsa District in 1962-65 as it improved navigation on the Arkansas River. During the peak years of the Vietnam War, he was the Army's Deputy Chief of Legislative Liaison (1967-69), and he commanded the 18th Engineer Brigade in Vietnam (1969-70). He was then Missouri River Division Engineer for two years, the Corps' Director of Civil Works for three years, and Deputy Chief of Engineers in 1975-76. As Chief of Engineers, Morris convinced the Army to include the Corps of Engineers among its major commands. Morris obtained a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136669978
  • 9786136669977