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Ceremony Will Honor MIA Soldier From Lexington

Posted at 7:50 AM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 09:43:58-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A somber ceremony is set for Sunday at Lexington’s Veterans Park on the city’s south side.

A local non-profit organization will honor a Lexington native who went missing in action in Vietnam 50 years ago.

On Nov. 25, 1968, Col. Joseph Morrison and his co-pilot were providing fighter escort on a photo reconnaissance mission. At some point, they came under fire and were forced to eject from the aircraft.

Neither man has been heard from since that day.

Today, a chapter of the group Rolling Thunder is ensuring that the Georgetown College graduate’s memory isn’t forgotten. Members will lay a wreath during a short ceremony about 3:30 p.m. to honor Morrison and all those who did not return from war.

Included in the Rolling Thunder mission statement is the objective to protect future veterans from being left behind, in the event they become prisoners of war or missing in action.