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Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
1. Max Adams Morris Marker
Inscription.
(Side 1)
Max Adams Morris

Max Adams Morris b. December 7, 1918, of Blountsville, Alabama, entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1938, was a varsity football player and became a member of "A" club, Scabbard & Blade, and Blue Key honor societies. In July 1941, while attending ROTC camp at Fort Benning, Georgia, Morris rescued Wayne B. Nelson, Jr., and attempted to rescue H. Daughtry Perritt, API cadets, from electrocution from a fallen radio tower. For that act, Morris was awarded the Carnegie Medal for heroism. He graduated in 1942, was commissioned a second lieutenant, promoted to major and awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Ribbon during WWII. During the Korean War, Major Morris served in the 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was killed in action at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on Nov. 28, 1950. His remains have not yet been recovered.

(Side 2)
Max Adams Morris Drill Field

The original Max Adams Morris Drill Field was dedicated on May 14, 1953, by API President Ralph Draughon and located at the intersection of Wire Road, Thach, and Magnolia Avenues. Max Morris Field was dedicated as a tribute to those men and women of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in the defense of this country and a tribute to the courage
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By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
2. Max Adams Morris Drill Field Marker
of Auburn students in their determination to preserve the freedom and ideals for which generations of Americans have sacrificed so much. For many years, Max Morris Field served as both ROTC drill field and a venue for intramural sports activities. This drill field in front of William Nichols Center is rededicated as the Max A. Morris Drill Field, a tribute to Major Morris and the above mentioned ideals.
 
Erected 2012 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, Auburn University, and the Auburn Heritage Association.
 
Location. 32° 36.28′ N, 85° 29.467′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of War Eagle Way and South Donahue Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn University AL 36849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cary Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn University (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lathe (approx. half a mile away); Desegregation at Auburn (approx. half a
Nichols Center at Auburn University image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
3. Nichols Center at Auburn University
mile away); Auburn University Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Auburn - Alabama (approx. 0.6 miles away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  Auburn University dedicates Max Adams Morris field and historic marker. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationSportsWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
Max Adams Morris Drill Field image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 15, 2014
4. Max Adams Morris Drill Field
Major Max Adams Morris image. Click for full size.
5. Major Max Adams Morris
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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