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Morris Reisinger '51

Date of birth: August 2, 1928

Date of death: February 21, 1952

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

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Morris Fredric Reisinger

Walla Walla, Washington

From the Marine Corps, "Lucky" brought all of the best parts of his outfit with him . . . coming by his nickname honestly, he is the only man who can constantly beat "Robber's Row" via the slot machine . . . and ardent radio fan . . . the wandering Marine has found a home and is now a veritable crab . . . not one to worry over academics . . . feels this would be a better place to live if all were P.T. and no book work . . . though not Irish, the love of a green uniform (not Kelly) will make him one of the better Semper Fidelis boys who are good in anybody's league . . . Bon Voyage . . . "Gaylord Middie."

1951 Reisinger LB.jpg

Morris Fredric Reisinger

Walla Walla, Washington

From the Marine Corps, "Lucky" brought all of the best parts of his outfit with him . . . coming by his nickname honestly, he is the only man who can constantly beat "Robber's Row" via the slot machine . . . and ardent radio fan . . . the wandering Marine has found a home and is now a veritable crab . . . not one to worry over academics . . . feels this would be a better place to live if all were P.T. and no book work . . . though not Irish, the love of a green uniform (not Kelly) will make him one of the better Semper Fidelis boys who are good in anybody's league . . . Bon Voyage . . . "Gaylord Middie."

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 When they reached the squad, the North Koreans had withdrawn.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 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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