23899-1962 memorial-photo

Carl R. Morin, Jr.-Carl was born in in Eustis Florida in 1940.  An excellent athlete and student Carl graduated as the class valedictorian from Melbourne High School in 1958 and  immediately entered the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Graduating in June 1962, he attended the Field Artillery Officer’s Basic Course , Ranger  School and Airborne School.  His first assignment was in Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division.  Soon after his arrival in Hawaii, the Division was deployed to Viet Nam.  Upon his return from Viet Nam he received a Masters degree in History from the University of Florida and became the assistant Professor for Military Science at the Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, PA.  A second Viet Nam tour was served in 1970.  Over the next almost twenty years, Carl served in a wide variety of command and staff positions.  He commanded an Artillery battery, battalion, and brigade.  He graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and the Army War College.  He served on the staffs of the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) , the Department of the Army and in the Department of Defense.  His final job, before retirement in 1990, was as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs.  Retiring as a Brigadier General (BG) after serving his country for 28 years, among his numerous decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, four Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart and the Humanitarian Service Medal. BG Carl Morin passed away on 24 May 2010.  He was extremely proud to be a soldier and to serve his country.  He will especially be remembered, however, as a wonderful and supportive husband, father and grandfather.