Feb 082012

Corp Ansel Wendell Morse

Birth: Mar. 29, 1950 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jun. 8, 1970 Quang Nam, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl Ansel Wendell Morse native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Ansel died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered.

A friend from Garinger High School recalls shooting pool, drinking beer and talking about getting drafted. He served with Combined Action Program (CAP) 2-7-3, Combined Action Company (CAC) 2-7, 2nd Combined Action Group (CAG), Combined Action(CA), 3rd MAF, United States Marine Corps. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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