23-year-old 10th Mountain Division Specialist Jordan M. Morris was one of five soldiers killed in action on 11th August 2011 when a roadside bomb detonated near their patrol vehicle. The incident occurred in Kandahar province.
Spc. Morris, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, served with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York. He graduated from Ripley High School and joined the Army in January. On completion of his training, he transferred to Fort Drum in March and deployed to Afghanistan in June.
His awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.