Korean War Legacy Project

Jim Morris


Jim Morris served in the US Air Force in Korea after the signing of the Armistice. Since his service came after the war, classifying him as a Korean Defense Veteran. Korea, after the war, was in a desperate position in need of military help. He was a communications specialist with the Air Force. His assignment posted him on Baengnyeongdo, an island near the Northern Limit Line. The Armistice was recently signed, peace was not a given. However, the possible threat of violence kept the military on watch. On one occasion, an enemy submarine surfaced near the island, posing a threat to the military base. Overall, Jim Morris is proud of his service and happy that South Korea has remained an ally.