MORRIS F. REISINGER, 2LT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Morris Reisinger '51

Date of birth: August 2, 1928

Date of death: February 21, 1952

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Lucky was lost in combat with the North Koreans on the morning of February 21, 1952. "Lucky sent a squad out to occupy an outpost that his platoon manned during daylight hours. As his men approached the outpost, they were ambushed by North Koreans who were in hiding. Lucky heard the firing from the outpost and called to his men nearby and raced out to where the squad was pinned down. When they reached the squad, the North Koreans had withdrawn. After their withdrawal they lay down heavy mortar fire on the outpost and Lt. Reisinger was hit. He died instantly."

He was survived by his wife and is buried in Washington.

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Jerome Stuart '51, Earl Valentine, Jr. '51, James Laramore '51, and William Phillips '51 were also graduates of the "9th Special Basic Class" who trained at Quantico from July to December 1951.


Class of 1951

Morris is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.