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Morris N. Bloom

1952 - 1955

Marine Corps

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Name: Bloom, Morris N.
Military Branch: USMC
Entered: as a PVT. On September 15, 1952
Discharged as SGT. On September 15, 1955

Military service:
Boot Camp MCRD in San Diego - 12 Weeks
Infantry training at Pendleton Base
Artillery Training at Del Mar. Specialty Number-0811

Traveled To: Korea via the Merchant Marine Ship Haze, a two stacker which took 21 days; with 3000 Marines on board. Served for 18 months using 155 mm Howitzer and served two weeks TAD with the 8th Army using 8 inch guns.

Returned home: on the Merchant Marine Ship Pope, a three stacker which took 18 days; with only 800 Marines on board. Stationed at 29 Palms when State Side.

Medals:
Presidential Unit Citation
Korean Medal with 2 Stars
United Nations Medal
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

Conflicts:
7 months of Fire Missions, guard duty, patrols

Life after Military:
53 years fire sprinkler Fitter
15 years Building/Safety inspector of fire Sprinklers
9 years- volunteer Lincoln Police, 5 years Semper Fi group

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