Medal of Honor Winner to Speak at Three Campuses

Posted 1/24/2020

Melvin Morris will speak at three DMACC Campuses as part of Black History Month

Melvin Morris, one of the few living recipients of the Medal of Honor, will share his combat experience for Black History Month.  Morris, who was originally from Oklahoma, joined the U.S. Army and became one of the nation’s first Green Berets. 

Morris served two tours in the Vietnam War.  During one mission, he led an advance across enemy lines to retrieve a fallen comrade and single-handedly destroyed an enemy force that had pinned his battalion. Morris was shot three times in that rescue. Morris was presented the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Morris will speak at the following DMACC Campuses:

  • Urban Campus, 10:10 to 11:10 a.m., Wed., Feb. 5, Bldg. #1, Rooms 124-126
  • Ankeny Campus, 1 to 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 5, Bldg. #2, Rooms 25A & B
  • Boone Campus, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., Thur., Feb. 6, Boone Campus Theater

Morris' presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the DMACC War and Human Experience webpage 


For more information, contact: Dr. Matthew Walsh (515) 248-7232​


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