Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Pfc. Ricky A. Morris, Jr.

20, of Lubbock, Texas.
Morris died as a result of enemy action in Al Qaim, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 18, 2004.

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"Thinking of you and your family always. You’re never forgotten. ❤️"
Jessica Jayne Stotland of Georgetown, Texas

"thinking of you today on Memorial Day & remembering our fun health class together.. you were such a kind and sweet dude.. it was devastating losing you as a friend and soldier. thank you for bravely serving our country at such a young age. you will forever be on our minds and in our hearts."
carolyn welch of georgetown, tx

"Happy Birthday in heaven sweet Rick... You are missed beyond belief. Praying for your family, so much love to the Morris's"
Jessica Stotland (Huntoon) of Georgetown, Texas

"Pfc. Rick A. Morris Jr. will be remembered and honored this evening, July 28, 2016 at the City of College Station City Council Meeting."
Ben Roper of College Station, Texas

"12 years Ricky, you are missed and loved like crazy. Love and prayers from my family to yours. Always on my mind, always in my heart."
Jessica Stotland of Georgetown, TX

"10 years. You're in my heart every single day. Love to your entire family from mine."
Jessica Stotland (Huntoon) of Georgetown, Texas

"Sending love peace and Gods blessings to a wonderful family, always close to our hearts. Much love sent your way,"
Huntoon family of TEXAS

"Never forgotten Rick..9 years has passed in the blink of an eye. Praying always for you and your wonderful family."
Jessica Stotland (Huntoon) of Austin, Texas

"Rick, I cannot remember what class we had in high school, but to this day, I cannot believe that you are gone. May you be in a far better place."
David Hunt of Georgetown, TX

"Hey Morris, I still remember those cookies your mom sent you in boot camp. They were delicious!!! Thank you for everything you have given. May God bless you and your family. Semper"

"Months and years may pass, but this month always brings back the sadness of losing you. Our "never forgotten" hero.
Prayers of love and peace sent to you dear Ricky, and to all of your family."
The Huntoon Family of Georgetown TX

"8 years. You're in my thoughts constantly, never forgotten, and your life will be remembered in my family forever. Prayers and love to the Morris family, my heart is with you always."
Jessica Stotland (Huntoon) of Austin, Texas

"Dear Ricky, on this your special day, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
Much love sent from Huntoon family"
Bill, Jayne, Jessica. of Georgetown Texas

"Every now and then my thoughts drift toward being a hero — what it means, what it would entail, the sacrifices and the like. And I think of Rick Morris, the guy in football practice with no fears, no regrets and 100 percent effort at all times. Amazing effort. Almost inconceivable. I might not have been a very close friend, Rick, but you still have an effect on me when I think of the proper way to do things. You are not only an inspiration, but a reminder that there's only one way to live. Thank you, PFC Morris."
Tucker S. of New Braunfels, TX

"Thinking of you and your amazing family every day Ricky, cant believe its been 7 years. You are forever missed."
Jessica Stotland of Austin, Texas

"Prayers and much love sent to dear Ricky and his family.
Been seven long years, but your sweet ways are always with us You will never be forgotten."
Huntoon Family of Georgetown Texas

"Happy Birthday Ricky.. Love and prayers for you and your amazing family. You are forever missed."
Jessica Huntoon of Austin, Texas

"We have all missed you for six long years, love and miss you Ricky,
much love and prayers sent to your dear family,"
Bill and Jayne Huntoon and family of G.T. Texas

"6 years today.. miss you always."
Jessica Huntoon of Georgetown, Texas

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Happy Birthday Rick. We love you and miss you more with each day that passes. Can't wait to see you again.
With all my heart, Mama"
Dana of Zachary, LA.

"Ricky, you are always in our hearts and prayers. It was an honor to know you and your family. We will never forget you and what you did for this country."
sarah cantu of Lubbock, TX

"March 18, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Ricky A. Morris, Jr.:
Ricky gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Our beloved Ricky...
He gave everything to freedom, and by him not returning, has lit his own life with a glow of eternal glory.
Gods Blessings sent to you and your dear family. Your forever missed and loved."
Bill and Jayne Huntoon of Georgetown Texas

Although I did not know you, your memory is alive and well in me now. I know I will hear stories of you for the rest of my life, and I will listen with love, because your family is now my own. I hope you are looking down with a smile at how your momma babies me!! We miss you and we love you and think about you often. Tell Josh hi for us please"
Colton Walker of Zachary, LA

"Its been 4 years... and I still think of you everyday. Missing you always."
Jessica Huntoon of Austin, Texas

"I am sorry to here about your loss, I am with America Supports You Texas. We are planning a Banquet to Honor our fallen Heros if a relative can please contact me as soon as possible and we will explain the details. My email address is f.frausto.13@suddenlink.net. My deepest condolences to all familly members.
Frank Frausto Jr."
Frank Frausto of Amarillo, Texas USA

"I am sorry to here about your loss, I am with America Supports You Texas. We are planning a Banquest to Honor our fallen Heros if a relative can please contacts as soon as possible and we will explain the details. My emai address is f.frausto.13@suddenlink.net. My deepest condolences to all familly members.
Frank Frausto Jr."
Frank Frausto of Amarillo, Texas USA

"Always fresh roses by your picture, always a daily prayer. Your service sacrifice and sweet ways will forever be with us, no matter how many years roll by. God Bless you and your family."
Jayne and family. of G.T. Texas USA.

"I just wanted to let Ricky's family know that he has not been forgotten. His name is written on my heart forever. My son served with Ricky in Husaybah."
Kay Hale PMM of LCpl Mike Hale 3/7 of Richardson, TX

"Its been two years now, and I still think about you morning, noon, and night. Love you Ricky..."
Jessica Huntoon of Georgetown, Texas

"I miss you everyday.. it never gets easier..."
Jessica Huntoon of Georgetown, Texas

"I did not know PFC Rick Morris, but I am proud of his spirit and the inspiration he gave to so many of the people who left their messages here. He did important work in this area and that work is being carried on by Americans who believe in what PFC Morris believed in: Freedom, helping others to attain it, and "Service before Self"! Thanks to you Ricky, and your incredible family!"
Mark E. Georgulis, MSgt, USAF (Round Rock High School, 1978) of Al Udeid AB, Qatar



"To Rick Morris & his family.... you are our heroe. I did not have the honor of knowing you but you and your commarades are all heroes in our eyes. Never forget it."
Donna Skjeveland of Holbrook, NY USA

"To all those fallen soldiers that I did not know, please know that you and your families are in my thoughts constantly."
Joel Greenman of Los Angeles, CA

"To the brother I never knew: Thank you for what you have done, you will never be forgotten... from those who have served before us to the future heros yet to be born, Semper Fidelis. Peace be with you Devil Dog...
Your Brother in Arms: PFC Enz"
Ty Enz of GFAFB, TX

"Always missing you.. always loving you."
Jessica Huntoon of Georgetown, Texas, USA

"To the family of Ricky A. Morris,Jr. I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev John B. Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga.30014 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ."
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga

"Semper Fi."
PVT Tim Feagin, USMC of Camp Pendleton, CA

"You're still in my thoughts, and I'll never stop praying."
Sari of gtown, TX

"Your still in my prayers, your still in my memories, and you'll always have a spot in my heart. Thanks for fighting, we miss you."
Sara Black of San Marcos, TX

"It has been over a year since you died for your country and for all of us. The memories of you are not faded, we still talk about your smile, caring heart, and courage. People like you don't just fade away. We all learned different things from you that help us to be better, more loving people and carry that in our hearts, and always will. Thank You."
Mark Becker of Georgetown, TX

"Hey Rick, thanks for doing a job most Americans are scared to do. You left this world way too early, but you went out in the most honorable way possible. Its been over a year since you left, but our memories of you are as strong as ever."
Kyle Griffith of Georgetown, TX

"we wont forget"
kyle of turlock,california

"Its almost a year since my one true hero has left, Rick was the greatest guy i ever met.I wish there was some way to bring him back to his loving family and friends. He has inspired me to do so much with my life. I love you Rick, ill see ya in the end."
Keith Miller of G-town

"rick was a good buddy and a great guy to know he was a texas boy so we had a lot in common.ill always remember talking a bout football with him.I want his family to know how good a guy he was and that he was a damn good marine.all us boys in heavy guns platoon will always miss him.i was badly wounded two days before rick was killed.i only wish i could have said goodbye.semper fi brother"
Lcpl Jeremy Boutwell of home town:Seguin,Tx

"Thank you, Soldier Morris, for your sacrifice. May God be with you and your family. We won't forget."
Sabra Crowe of Lubbock, Tx

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

"Rick was one of my few friends that i had in georgetown. I only had a year to be friends with him because i had to move. Rick was one of the great people that this world needs more of. He was quick to be friendly and an awesome person. Thanks Rick!"
Austin Nash of Plains, KS; home town Georgetown TX

"Private Morris, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Hero. Rick Morris was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. If you met him even one time, he affected your life, that is the type of person he was. His simplicity was a special light on the dark existence that we lead. Few people touch your life in a memorable way, and Rick is one of those who went beyond even that. It is impossible to express his being in words that can be undestood. Rick Morris was one of those people who touch lives in the way that so few people can. A great man, a great friend, a great person who cannot be lost. If you knew Rick, he was one of those people that no matter what happens throughout your life he will no be forgotten. Although he is no longer with us, we see him every time we see a smile. No one who knew Rick will forget him, it's just not possible; that's the person that he was. He was a hero even when we knew him and when he decided to fight for us, he changed lives. What an incredible impact! I cannot imagine another person who might be braver, stronger, or more honorable than Rick Morris who made the ultimate sacrifice for us all. Rick Morris was truly one of those few absolutely unforgetable individuals who graces too few lives. We are lucky too have known him and will forever love him. We will see you again Rick. Too soon gone... but not forgotten.
With love, Jared Eckert"
Jared Eckert of Austin, Texas

"I did not know Rick as well as some. I knew him more our senior year, but I knew him mostly through my boyfriend Seth, who played football with him. For the short time I knew him I realized what a great guy he was. He would always be smiling and always be in an upbeat mood. When I heard of his death it really didn't seem possible. I didn't want to believe that someone I went to school with and graduated with, my friend, was gone. He was truly a brave man to put his life on the line for us. Thank you for giving it your all Rick. We're all proud of you and love you, and will of course miss you. God bless."
Lauri Mittelsted of Georgetown, Tx

I know we only really talked a few times, but being that we graduated SOI together it hit pretty hard when you got taken from us. I promise you will not be forgotten and I also promise we will do our best to get the ones that did this. Your memory will always be honored. Rest in peace Devil Dog."
LCpl Whittenberg of 29 Palms, CA. Home: Spring Branch, TX

"Rick, you were one of the most admirable characters I had the honor of meeting in high school. You were genuine in everything you said and did, and the world was a better place with you in it. I hope that you are appreciated as much where you are as you were here."
Eric Adams of Georgetown, Texas

"To the family and friends of PFC Ricky A. Morris, Jr.,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort
in love's everlasting connection.

There are many loving and caring Americans from all over the United
States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has
made for our Freedom. In the Support section of this web site you
will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial
time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a
quilt to the next of kin. Please register so we can send you
our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Member Of Marine Comfort Quilt group, and Proud Marine Mom"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

Davin Michael Hoyt of Lubbock, TX

"Ricky A. Morris, Jr. was one of those people who walked into a room, and immediatley filled the atmosphere and those around him with joy. He went out of his way to be kind and generous to everyone. Rick was never the type to beat others down, in fact he was always there to lift them up. I was blessed with the privledge of attending high school with Rick. His positive, "go get em", attitude rubbed off on those around him and was aparent when he gave his all for our country. Every child dreams, and it is because of the solid determination and devotion of those such as Ricky, that the children of America fabricate their dreams into reality. Rick may be a fallen soildier, but our country remains tall and strong for everything that he was. I give my deepest sympathy to his family, friends and all who knew of this strong, devoted young man. To Rick, We are so very proud. Thank You."
Katie Lugar of San Angelo, Texas

"Rick was a great man that afftected everyones life that he came in contact with. I unfortunately did not get the chance to get to know this wonderful guy. You can tell from these people that you did not have to know Rick personally to get the affects of him. I was only a freshman his senior year but i remember seeing him at all of the football games cheering everyone on and getting the crowd going. He had such a big heart and made everyone feel special. walking down the hall it seemed like everyone knew him and everytime anyone saw him a smile would cross there face, even though it could never match to the smile on his face. My prayers go out to all of Rick's family and friends. right now is a difficult time for everyone but the only thing we can do now is pray and remember the good times. Rest In Peace Rick Morris!"
Jessica N. of Georgetown, TX USA

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"I started today like I try to do everyday going into my son's web sight he has set up for his loved ones as he is in Kuwait. I notice he had changed a picture, and under it was in the memory of Rick. My heart go's out to the family, friends, fellow soldier's. It so hard for us to hear of a fallen soldier's much less one you knew. Everytime I hear of a fallen soldier I freeze and hold my breath for we never know if it's your Dad, Mother, brother,sister,daughter, or son. In the case a Dear wonderful young man that had a great positive role in so many lifes. My deepest sympathie to everyone who Rick has touch, and to all the other fallen soldiers. You are A American Hero! Our prays are with Rick, his family and fellow soldier that are still fighting this war.
God Bless~~
Donnie Hilliard(Richter)Cedar Park,Georgetown Texas"
Debra Cates (Richter) of Cedar Park,Texas USA

"Rick, I don't know what to say, my heart shattered when I heard of your passing on, my prayers are with you and your family, for days it wasn't real, I didn't want it to be true, I still don't, you were one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting in life, your presence always brought light into the room, I only wish we had the time to talk while you were down here for Christmas, I always admired your love for football, and I admire your love for the Marine Corps, as well as our country, the class of '03 lost a brother, a friend, a brave soul, and a great person all at once, I can remember laughing together in class at Houston or just at our own little jokes, and wow you had one hell of a car, haha, Rick, I'll miss you, and every time I think of heaven, I'll think of you too, your talents were great, but your personality surpassed them by far, you were a great role model for other students as well as myself and other football players, I appreciate what you did for us, I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye, but I know we'll see eachother again, and when we're all together again, we'll play a game of football, Rick you may have left us, but you'll always be in my heart, apart of my life, apart of my personality, I am proud to say that I knew Ricky A. Morris Jr., and what a man he was, God Bless you Rick, you were such a great friend, and an insperation. Later b/c Goodbye's forever and I know we'll see eachother again."
Jaime Melendez of College Station, TX, USA

"Rick- There is not a moment that I don't remember you giving it your all. You were determined to succeed in anything you tried. You never had a bad thing to say about anyone and you always had a smile on your face. We are all so proud of you and our hearts go out to you and your family. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. We will miss you."
Emily Hason & Christina Hernandez of Georgetown Texas

"“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweet and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end triumph of great achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at lest fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
-T.R. Roosevelt

One can only hope that those who do not agree with America, can over look their ideals; see through the petty differences to remember the young men that stand up and serve our country. Rick is our fallen hero. Rick is our fallen friend. May God’s light shine down on his family and guide them through these dark clouds.

United States Marine Corps OCS Candidate Cameron L. Kirsch of Georgetown, Texas"

"In the past few years we have seen the senseless loss of other local students who were a credit to this generation, and losing them was a lesson that has served to harden and mature their peers to the realities of life. Although none of these losses is less painful than another, Ricky has added the lesson of self sacrifice. We owe the greatest amount of gratitude to his family and his memory. He is a hero."
Norman Senkel of Georgetown

"Rick, you are now a real angel walking in the footsteps of God which knowone can fill. You come very close to it though. For the time that i knew you all I ever heard were polite, kind words. Heaven is a better place with you in it. Watch over us. You were a great friend and an even greater person."
Caleb Hall of Georgetown,Tx

"Rick was an amazing person and always made people smile! He had an awesome sense of humor and was so very caring! Although he is no longer here, he will always remain in the hearts of people in Georgetown! I remember first meeting Rick last year...he used to come watch me play tennis and cheer us on and often stopped in the hall to say hi and see how my day was! He was truley an inspiring guy and a wonderful role model! We will always love him! God Bless his family and friends!"
Casey Swafford of Georgetown, TX

"Words can't describe Rick Morris. I played football with Rick and had him in a few of my classes. Anybody that has had the honor of knowing Rick can tell you he was a guy that everybody could get along with and looked up to. He will be greatly missed. God bless his family and friends. Rest in peace Rick will miss you buddy."
David "Bubba" Vidaure of Georgetown,Tx/ United States

"This is the first song they played at Ricks Funeral on Thursday March 25th, 2004. It has a Special meaning to me, Jessica Huntoon, his girlfriend, because while he was here it was his favorite song. At his funeral this song changed my life.. and I said every word of it to Rick as it played. I want everyone who couldnt make it to the funeral to know how wonderful it was. Beautiful, and peaceful....and although I held his hand and kissed his beautiful lips for just that one last time, I could feel him standing behind me, with his hand on my shoulder, telling me that he wasnt in that casket.. he was with all of us.
Thank you to everyone for your love, and support. Keep his mom, dad, brother, and two beautiful sisters in your prayers.

Artist: Evanescence
Album: Fallen
Title: My Immortal

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have, All of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating life
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along"
Jessica Huntoon of Georgetown Texas, USA

"I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about Rick. Everytime he came into a room, he filled it with his bright smile and out-going attitude. I didn't get to know Rick that well, but I never will forget him. Like everyone, I only wish I could talk to him, or at least shake his hand one more time. His courage and bravery will be remembered forever."
Travis Carruthers of Georgetown, TX

"I didn't really know Rick, however I have heard from many people that he was a very kind person and an overall great guy. God Bless his family and all of his friends, because this is a great loss. Rick and everyone else still in Iraq will be in my prayers. Thank you for being a great person Rick.

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."
Ben Wirtz of Georgetown, Texas

"Das ist shade."
N/A of Georgetown, TX

"i only knew rick for 1 year, but every since day one in football, he treated me like i was a fellow senior. he would always talk to me in the hallways or wherever. he was a great guy to everyone he came across. the first time i saw him, i thought he was applying to become a coach. like the song says, "only the good die young" and in this case, its certainly true. rick, you will be missed more than you could ever know."
Jeremy Kee of Georgetown, Tx

"I didn't know rick that well other than a few conversations on the phone and picking him up from the airport with jess for christmas. But i do know that he had the power to lift anyone up with his positive words and his beautiful smile. Rick, you are going to be greatly missed by so many people who loved you dearly. But i want to say thanks for fighting for my freedom, and the freedom of our country. We love you and miss you. Rest in Peace Rick"
Lauren Pitcher of Georgetown, TX

"Though I only knew Rick for a short time I know that he was a man of great integrity and was admired by everyone around him including myself. Rick made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and all the people who live here and I cant express how greatly I apprciate how much he and all the others who have died protecting our freedom mean to me. By reading all the other entries you can see that Rick made a huge impact on everyone around him and was loved by all. God bless you Rick and my prayers go out to you and all of your family and friends."
Jared Amon of Stephenville, Tx Hometown: Georgetown, Tx

"The monday before Rick died, my friends and I were looking at old pictures. We stopped at one of Rick and we talked about what a genuinely nice person he was. There are few people you come across that you can just tell that they are a great person and I believe Rick was one of them. Although, I did not know him very well, I was upset about hearing of his death. He is the only soldier that i knew personally that has died in Iraq. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and I thank him for that. I am very sorry for his friends, family, and Jessica."
Stacy of Georgetown. TX

"Hmm...Where to start... It's sad to know that a life so young was cut so short. Rick LOVED and died doing what he longed for. Everyone as well as us were influenced by Rick. He was a great man and always had a smile on his face and never tore anyone down. He was always uplifting. You were a great person and you will ALWAYS be missed. Our Prayers go out to your Family and Close friends. We Love You Rick."
Jennifer & Steffanie of Georgetown, TX

"its hard to imagine someone who had so much life flowing through him taken out of this world. watching Rick on the football field just a little over a year ago seems like such a recent memory. ill always remember rick's careless ambition on the football field. he was also careless in expressing happiness; however, you certainly knew when he was angry. if there were to be anyone going to serve our country in battle from the class of 2003 in Georgetown, Texas, just about anyone would say it would be Rick Morris. i wasnt the best of friends with Rick, but you didn't have to be to know that he truly lived life. as for us, we can follow Rick's example. Rick served a purpose for us all; he made an impact. we too should live our lives in careless happiness and impact those who are around us. my prayers go out to all the family and friends of Rick Morris"
Andy Ekdahl of Georgetown, Texas/ Bethany, Oklahoma

"Rick was such an awesome person, I never once saw him in a bad mood. He had an unforgettable smile; he was the type of guy who you can never can forget. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. WE LOVE YOU RICK!"
Sarina Thornton of Georgetown, TX

"I did not know Rick as well as most people did, but I do know what a wonderful guy he was. He was loving, friendly, and very intelligent. He had the most amazing smile, and when I talked to him, I felt that he truly listened and cared. The moment I met him, I knew he was destined for greatness. Although his life was cut short, Rick was doing what he truly wanted to do: serving our wonderful country. Rick died protecting our freedom and for that, he is truly a hero. I want to extend my sympathy and prayers to Rick’s family, Jessica, and to his multitude of friends. Although he is gone from this Earth, he will continue to live in our thoughts and hearts."
Laura Paslawski of Georgetown, TX, USA

"Rick Morris was a fine individual and one to look up too. Always did what was right and never frowned on any moments. He will be missed, God Bless the Morris family."
Ross Ryden of Georgetown, Texas United States

"My prayers and love go out to the family and close friends of the unforgettable Rick Morris. Though I never became close to Rick, he left me with a smile. And isnt that the purpose of life? Rick not only left all of us with good thoughts and memories but with the gratitude for our fellow American and fellow friend fighting for us and what we believe in. Death brings tears, but let this be a time when we appreciate what he did for us and remember the best of the time he did spend with us. Rick left to go to a better place doing what he felt was right and therefore, it can only bring joy in knowing that he was and is happy. You will always be in our hearts Rick and I personally will never forget your shiny head! We love you for who you were and what you did. "when you fly away your withering bones so tired unable to dim your light. So many that you inspire. I can still hear you sing, putting your pain aside. Yourlife was an offering so let it be for mine.""
Caitlin Glover of San Antonio, Texas

"Rick is one of the best guys that i will ever meet. We first met in football, he was the crazy bald guy who looked like he was thirty. As i got to know him he became a good friend to have. Rick was their to encourage me when i was down and I tried to be as good a friend to him as he was to me. We are all going to miss you Rick, and THANK YOU."
Elliott Minshew of Georgetown, Texas

"I have fond memories of Rick Morris. I knew him from football and he was also in my Spanish class. I remember how we used to study together in Spanish I think everyone would aggree with me that this was a really great guy. Rick was one of the nicest people I ever met in my life. He was always able to put me in a good mood. I looked up to him in High School as the type of person I aspire to be. Now that this terrible tragety has happend I look up to him even more. I have a much better respect for the soldiers of the U.S. Army who risk their lives everyday for our freedom. I know that he is in a better place now. I and everyone else who had the priviledge of knowing this young man will deeply miss him. I want to thank Rick for the memories and for fighting for our freedom. We'll miss you!"
Matt Meyer of Georgetown, TX/United States

"I have fond memories of Rick Morris. I knew him from football and he was also in my Spanish class. I remember how we used to study together in Spanish I think everyone would aggree with me that this was a really great guy. Rick was one of the nicest people I ever met in my life. He was always able to put me in a good mood. I looked up to him in High School as the type of person I aspire to be. Now that this terrible tragety has happend I look up to him even more. I have a much better respect for the soldiers of the U.S. Army who risk their lives everyday for our freedom. I know that he is in a better place now. I and everyone else who had the priviledge of knowing this young man will deeply miss him. I want to thank Rick for the memories and for fighting for our freedom. We'll miss you!"
Matt Meyer of Georgetown, TX/United States

"I barely knew Rick, but i had always looked up to him as an idol, he was a great guy and i wished i had a chance to know him better, he'll always be my prayers. You are gone but never forgoten, i love you Rick."
Keith Miller of G-town,TX, U.S.A

"Rick was a great person , though i only knew him through my big brother he always showed me respect and kindness and never looked down upon me. He was a great person that everyone liked. I've never met a person that had one bad thing to say about him. Rick gave his life so that all of us can enjoy our freedoms that come along with living in the United States of America, we will always be gratefull and thankfull for this. Rick we all love you and will miss you dearly. You truly had the heart of a warrior."
Casey Williams of Georgetown, Texas, USA

"My deepest sympathies go out to Rick's family and friends. Loss is a horrible thing, but we must remember where Rick is and that his eyes have now seen God. Rick gave his life for our freedom and our country, and that is such an admirable act.
"Everyday, we must take another step away from trying to understand why something like this happens. At times, God is hidden from our eyes. This is one of those times. There are many mysteries in life and this is one of the most profound.""
Brooke Blount of Georgetown, Texas

"I just wanted to say; thank you sooo much to everyone that has taken part in this memorial and spoken their peace of Rick. It shows the great people in this world and his true friends...it helps us all a little more in takeing this all in and accepting the loss of one of gods soldiers....my very close "brother"...Rick...
Thank you to all...."
Matt Cash of Georgetown, Tx

"Rick was a friend of mine and of my brother, he was a great guy and an unselfish football player, it is sad to think it takes something like this to happen before the reality of the war hits so close to home. I enlisted in the military after graduation and it is hard to think that suddenly we are on our own and anything can happen. Rick thank you so much for everything you did, and always doing it to your upmost ability. You were like another big brother to me, thank you for defending your family, friends, and even people that will never have the chance to see what an amazing person you were. You have made a big difference in the lives of so many people and even in people you never knew. No one ever made him depressed, he was happy, you are a hero rick.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."-Theodore Roosevelt
we wont forget you rick. god bless you and your family."
Jonathan T. Easley of Las Vegas, NV / Georgetown, Tx

"It is hard enough for me, coming from a military family, to hear of soldiers losing their lives, but to get news of a fallen teammate and friend is almost unfathomable. To the Morris family, your son was truly an inspiration to us all. He was one of the kindest guys I have ever met, and I am so proud to say that I live in a country where young men like Rick are willing to give their lives. You are in my prayers, God bless"
Derek Curlee of College Station, TX

"I first received this news in the form of a rumor, as Ramsey, Vasquez, and myself were driving...seeing as most rumors in Georgetown are just that....rumors. we dismissed it as just another one of those...but we all thought a silent prair, and knocked on wood just for hopes sake. Later i learned that it was true, Rick had been taken in combat. seeing as Rick transfered into high school while we had already been there, and was a class lower then me...it took a while to get to know him. But he was d-line and i was d-line, and that forms a great bond, when u spend as much time with people as u spent with the guys who u shared position with, u tend to learn about them. he showed a passion on the field that was unequaled by ANYONE on that team. he was a stand up guy, he stood up for it if he messed up, and he stood up for his country. the last time i saw Rick was shortly before he left for training, while at a Pat Green concert...how much more would anyone have said had they known it would have been the last time to see someone. my condolences go out, not just to his family, but to Matt, Jay, and the rest of his closest friends...Rick will be missed."
Brennen Strickland of San Angelo/Georgetown Texas

"I was deeply saddened to hear the news of our fallen friend. My prayers to Rick & the countless individuals who care for & love Rick.Even though I knew Rick for only a few short years, I know his integrity & determination can not be matched. The great sacrfices you have made for us will be remembered & cherished by all. Thanks Bud!"
Scott McCarthy of San Antonio, Tx/USA

"Wow how to explain the type of person the Rick Morris was is one of the hardest things that i have come acrossed. First of all Rick was my brother along side Matt. Rick was more than a person to me. A role model or more like an angel serving his duty down here with us. I have all ways gone to this awesome person for advise. When i found out about this afwul indecent that happened i was in shock. But then i rembered that he was out there fighting for me and our country doing what he loved must which was saving and helping out people. It tears me up knowing that i will never be able to hang out with Rick anymore but i know in the bottom of my heart i get to hang out with him everyday of my life. I know that heaven couldnt have picked a better person to be up there with. And to Ricks parents i know that yall loved him so dearly but he give his live to save lifes. And to Max my lil buddy, i know that Rick loved ya with all of his heart and everything he did for ya was to make ya that much more of a better person. I know that Rick touched everyone that he came across, and everyone that was close to him, he was our role model, a friend, and most of all a big brother to us all. I am going to miss you so dearly my brother but i know your up there watching over all of us, helping us out with anything we have problems just like you did while you was here. I loved you so dearly Ricky Ardel Morris you will all ways be in my heart and in my mind. Rest In Peace"
Jay Bonner of Georgetown, Texas

"The say there is something on the other side, something better... that death is only the begining of life! I feel is though i've lost a brother.... but i've also gained an angel... I miss my friend Rick Morris, my American hero, but he has gone to a better place, he beat us all too it, he has risen.. "I need you to see that I have had all I can take and exploding seems like a definate possibility to me.
So pardon me while I burst into flames.
I've had enough of the world and it's people's mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn and rise above the flame..."....Goodbye brother, I will see you again."
Michael Cannon of Georgetown, Texas

"After reading all the responses of how good-hearted, dedicated,kind,and a good leader you were I realize just how much you impacted the people you knew. I will always remember your passion and dedication that I saw many times over in football. You always gave 110%, even in practice, and in games you would go crazy for the QB. One of the nicest guys I've ever know, I'll miss you Rick!"
Coy Hopper of Georgetown

"Wow, this comes as a shock to me. Rick was the kind of guy who got along with EVERYONE, regardless of who they were. We used to goof around in English class and make jokes about Beowulf. I'm glad to have met you and call you friend."
Perry Cavender of Georgetown, TX

"Looking back there would never be a dought in my mind that you would be the one serving the front lines for our country. Thanks for opening my eyes, and God Bless."
Khristopher Gordon of Kaiserslautern, Germany

"I remember Rick from my days playing football with him. He and I both moved into the Georgetown program in the middle of high school. He surely was one of the most passionate players I have ever played with and that passion surely bled into his everyday activities. We instantly had a bond as did our mothers. My thoughts go out to all those who knew and loved Rick.
-He can never be gone from our heads and hearts. His soul lives in our memories."
Frank Wilson of Dayton, OH

"Rick, I never knew you on a personal basis. I met you two or three times. A great man. I'm sorry I never knew you, but I am very glad that Jess did. You are probably one of the greatest things that ever happened in her life. And for making her so happy so much, I thank you.

God bless, and put His hand on your closest of family and friends, and the least of acquaintances.

God bless."
David Pennington of Georgetown, TX

"The only guy i knew that would tear you apart and apologize for it. Rick was the type of guy that would defend anything right, from J.B. Richards To the United States. Hopefully, we meet again another day. RIP"
Wilbert Aron of San Angelo

"I considered Rick Morris to be one of my good freinds. He was one of the nicest people i have ever run into. In only the couple years i knew him he effect my life for the better and i know he also effected many others to. He was not only a great man but a great soldier and a great freind."
Tyler Worley of Georgetown Texas

""We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence."
-Joseph Roux
Rick is so hard to put into words how wonderful he was. I never saw Rick without a smile on his face. His smile brought a smile to me, and on the worse days I would specifically look for him to brighten my day. I am so proud to be his friend, and my heart goes out to his family. WE LOVE YOU RICK!"
Erica Kovach of Boston MA, Georgetown Texas

"Rick was a great guy and one of the nicest, funniest and coolest guys you could ever meet. He would do anything and everything for you.Whether you were his best friend or someone on the street, he was just an all around great guy and an awesome football player. You could always see where he was in the hall and on the field by his bald head. He was so excited to be a marine and he will never be forgotten. He is a hero and always will be a hero and is so respected by everyone.Before he was a marine and even more now that he is one. He will always be respected and loved by everyone from friends to coaches and teachers. I met Rick as a junior in Coach Brauns class and I am so glad I did because we became awesome friends. Anyone and everyone who new Rick was blessed. God bless him and what he did for us and our Country. I think I speak for myself and everyone when I say we will miss you Rick.
Love, Billi Cook"
Billi Cook of Georgetown ,Texas Stephenville, Texas

"I knew Rick from cheering at football games and I will never forget the smile that he always had on his face. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for fighting for our freedom at the cost of his own life. My prayers are with his family and friends and may God comfort them through this time of grief. We miss you Rick and we will never forget your kindness and bravery!"
Kristina Pescatore of Georgetown, TX

"My heart goes out to Rick, and his family. The sacrifice he made will be remembered always by many people here in Georgetown and in the armed forces. Though I barely knew Rick, I still know in my heart he was a great person and a patriotic soldier. I will keep him in my prayers."
Pvt Sarah Elizabeth Bain of Georgetown, TX

"I hear about fellow soldiers getting killed in action all the time, and it hurts. Now its not just another soldier its a friend. One that will be missed very much. Words just can not explain such a great loss. He was a great guy always to be the one lifting others up. Whether we were on the field or passing each other in the halls of school he was always glowing with joy and life that touched so meny. To the famly or Rick my thoughts and prayers are with yall."
Spc Denver Hilliard (Richter) of Kuwait

"Rick had such a tremendous impact on all the lives he touched. His dedication, love and courage will live in all that knew him forever. Let us never forget his sacrifice for our freedom. I feel honored to have known such an American hero. God bless his family and friends. Let his courage live in all of us."
Linda Prior of Georgetown, TX USA

"I knew Rick through one of my best friends in high school that he went to the Senior Prom with. I remember him being such a caring person that everyone enjoyed being around. Just looking at him he was a intimidating but when you talked to him, the nicest guy. I know he is missed by so many people because he loved so many people. God Bless you Rick, and know that everyone is so proud of you."
Amy O'Meara of Georgetown, TX

"Rick was one of those people who are few and far between, one of those people who never offered anything other than a kind word, I didnt get a chance to know Rick as well as some but he was with out a doubt one of those people who are one in a million, my prayers go out to Rick's family, although Rick is gone we will never forget him, and what he did for our country."
Travis Perthuis of Stephenville, Texas Hometown: Georgetown, Texas

"Rick was a great person. Playing football with him in High School, I saw more courage, more fight, and more leadership and determination in him than I have ever seen. He never gave up, and he gave everything he had everytime he stepped onto the field. He was never a person to put anyone down, he was always the one to come over to you when you thought you had enough, and he would lift you up. I know he served our country bravely and with as much enthusiam and courage as he did every friday night on the football field. My prayers are with Rick's family and friends. Rest in Peace Rick, you will never be forgotten."
Aaron Crais of Seguin TX.

"I didn't get to know Rick until my senior year and when I first met him I thought he was a warm and caring person with a great personality. He always had a smile on his face and that is what I will always remember about him. He will be missed dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. Thank you Rick for everything you have done for us! We will miss you alot!"
Ashley Weisinger of Georgetown, Tx 78628


"Rick was a great guy with a great attitude. So many people looked up to him because he was one of the most mature guy his age and had the biggest heart and would share his love with everyone. We all miss him so much, but he's still there...in everyone's heart and mind. Rick will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Rick!"
Zach Kelley of Waco, Texas

"Rick, the few times i spoke with you always left a great impression on me, i am forever greatful and in your debt for your service to our country. My heart goes out to Rick's family and my good friend Jess. All of you are in my prayers."
William Tranter of San Antonio, TX

"There are no words to express the deep sorrow that I feel for Rick's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember Rick playing football with such enthusiasm and determination. Thanks Rick for the positive influence you had on my son. We will never forget you. Rick touched many lives and will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved you him. He has given the ultimate sacrifice for us all. Indeed a hero. Heaven has welcomed Rick home."
Carol Landrum of Georgetown, TX

"Rick Morris is one of the people who, from the moment you meet, is forever a part of your life. His smile and caring words will always be in my memory, and his bravery and values are to be admired by all. Rick truely showed each of us what is means to have pride in this great country we have the honor of living in. In this time of sadness we all need to hold close those who are dear to our hearts. Rick is one of the many soilders who has died for our freedom, and we must remember that this war, although it is not fought on our soil, effects us all. I can still see Rick's bald head on the side-lines cheering on his eagle team mates, and I can hear his comforting words when life handed me lemons... His enthusiasm and heart will be greatly missed."
Whitney Cyrus of San Marcos, Texas

"Rick I would like to give you my thanks. You made the ultimate sacrifice to protect my life and my freedom. To me freedom has a new meaning now, you have made me truely proud to be an american. I have known rick for 5 years now and i also had the priveledge of playing alongside him throughout highschool. He was one of the most determined and reliable people i have ever met. rick will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of us all.
God bless you Rick Morris and your family, and god bless our troops and the USA!"
Loy White of San Angelo, TX

"Rick was an awesome person. Even though i only knew him for a few years, he is somebody that you cant ever forget, shaved head and all. He had the heart of a warrior, not only in football and in the war, but in life, and that will never be forgotten. Even with him gone now it makes it a little easier knowing that he died doing exactly what he wanted to do. None of us will ever forget you. You will be with us forever"
Matt McCarty of San Angelo, Tx

"Dear Rick,
I cheered for you at football games all 4 years of high school, I remember all the cheerleaders would look around for you durring games to see if your shaved head was steaming. When we would tell you, you would always smile at us and just say "yes girls" and get back to the game. Thats a memory I will always have of you; always a hard worker, with a smile. Thank you for fighting for our country; for our town, for us."
Sara Black of San Marcos, TX hometown Gegorgetown

"I wish I had the words to express my deep sorrow to Rick's family and friends. Know that you are in my prayers...I was blessed to go to high school with a true hero. Rick was clearly a very well liked and loved man and I wish we had the answers to God's plan, but sometimes we go through tough times. James 1:1-18 will most likely be of great comfort to all those who loved Rick. Please take the time to read it!"
Lindsey Taylor of Georgetown, TX

"I first met Rick in Coach Brauns junior year english class. Rick and i would talk all the time about him joining the Marines. It was something he wanted to do for the longest time. I never saw Rick without a smile. I remember wishing him luck at our project graduation this past summer. He was eager as ever to get through bootcamp and serve this great nation. As a cadet in AFROTC, Rick is an inspiration to me.

We all hear about soldiers being killed in Iraq and might think about it for a second. However, when one of those soldiers was someone you knew and had respect for, it's on your mind a lot longer. Rick died fighting for each and every one of us. God Bless you Rick"
Grant Georgulis of San Marcos, TX

"I only knew Rick through football, but since he was only a few lockers down from me we would talk often. My memories of Rick are as an intense football player dedicated to being the best that he could be, and as an outstanding person who would greet you with a smile and a kind word. One thing that I will always remember Rick for is during a football game, he broke through the line sacked the quarterback caused the fumble, picked up the ball and ran it in for the score. It is still one of the most amazing plays i've ever seen on a football field.

Often times we sit at home and watch our CNN and see all that is going on. We become blunted in our emotions and feel a bit removed from those who are "over there". We forget that these are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and lovers, fighting for us. They go into battle forsaking their own safety in order to protect ours. You see, Ricky was fighting for me, Ricky was fighting for you, Ricky was fighting for all of us. And the great thing about Ricky is that not only was he willing to make this sacrifice but he was proud to fight for us. And there are many others fighting the same cause, the Righteousness of Freedom. There are many things that I am proud of, I'm proud to be a Christian, I'm proud to be an American, I'm proud to be a Texan, and I'm proud of the fact that I knew Ricky A. Morris Jr.

We may never understand why God would choose to take Rick from this world, he was young, he was brave, and he was loved. Not only will Rick live on in our hearts and memories but his spirit will live forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. To all of us who loved Rick we must know that he is in a better place, one where no wars are fought, and the freedom he died for is already won. Ricky died a hero and will always be remembered in this way. I will always carry the memory of Ricky A. Morris Jr. with me. God Bless you Rick."
Tanner Knauth of College Station, Texas Hometown: Georgetown, Texas

"Rick will always have a special place in my heart...he played Sophmore - Senior high school football with my son, Tanner... in their senior year, Rick had his hair shaved, I colored mine blue...in the spirit of the team...He was always focused on the Marines and never waivered from the path that he chose for himself. He was a brave man, and I am proud to say that I knew him and loved him."
Lila Knauth of Georgetown Tx USA

I only knew Ricky because he played defensive tackle next to my son Joshua last year. Although I knew him as a player on the football team one thing was evident, Ricky was intense and gave 100% to anything he was involved with. My oldest son recently returned from IRAQ, and when I got the news about Ricky it hit my wife and I like a ton of bricks. Each of us needs to remember our FREEDOM is not FREE, our lives are blessed because of those individuals like Ricky that have truely lived a "Life That Counts". On behalf of my family I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Ricky's Family and also a most deeply felt thankyou for the sacrifice you have given for all of us."
James M Doherty of Georgetown, Texas

"To Ricky's Family:
There are no words that can express our deep sorrow for your loss. May God bless you and your family as Ricky watches over you all."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"It was a pleasure to know Rick morris not only as a team mate but also as a friend. he was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back even if he thought you needed it. If we had more people in the world like him it would be a much better place. Rick and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers through this trying time. Rest in Peace Rick and to Ricks family take compfort in knowing that he was loved by many and now remembered fondly by all."
Carl Zoellner of Georgetown, TX

"Rick was an amazing guy and a good friend. I had the Privilege of meeting rick when he first moved to georgetown. I cannot put into words how much everyone loved rick and how much people will miss him. He did it for his country and will be honored forever."
Ryan Todd of Lubbock, Texas

"It was a privilege being able to know Rick Morris if only for a short three years. We were not the best of friends, but we played football together and through the trials and tribulations associated with that everyone was able to see the amazing qualities possessed by Rick. I am not speaking of his athletic abilities, although impressive, but Rick possessed the unique qualities of leadership, inspiration, teamwork and motivation. All of these qualities make up the kind of person that I would want defending me and my country as well as those I would look for in a friend. The memory of such a man will not and cannot be forgotten by those who knew him. So please keep the memory of this amazing person and the others defending our country close to your heart and mind as they fight for the freedom not only of this nation but for the freedom of the world. I believe the memory of this amazing young man should be a guideline of how to live your own life. God Bless."
Mark Becker of Fort Worth, Texas

"Just as everyone has said there are absolutely no words that can describe Rick, he was the most caring person ive known my entire life. He was always by everyone's side no matter the circumstance. He was the bestest friend anyone could ever have! Rick was nothing more than a big gentle giant, he had the biggest heart ive ever seen, so much determination, the "im not giving up" attitude, i wish i could have as much courage as he did. But the pain seems to lessen when we all know that he is in a much better place with God. We will miss u Rick and we all love you man....Rest In Peace, Thanx for everything you have given me and the world."
Matt Lemons of Georgetown, Tx

"Rick....so many words could be said of this man, it take lifetimes to speak of only his greatest moments..He was my bestfriend, my brother...our families were as one together and Rick was with me from the day we met. I was always jealous of how perfect of a guy this man was. A heart big enough to fill all of our souls wiht happiness, and such determination in being a great person. A huge guy with and even greater personality. It destroys me worse than worlds colliding and leaves me speachless and in utter shock to realiae the world could take such a wonderful person away from us, but brings comfort into my soul knowing he was taken only to be placed in heaven by Gods side to protect and watch over us all. I will miss you Rick....you taught me the world and helped me through my darkest and hardest times in life, i'll always have an eye in the sky looking up at you knowing you'll always be there for me... I love ya man! Rest in Peace and my God give you the world...brothers for life..."
Matt Cash of Georgetown, Tx USA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones
in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Ricky, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Rick was a man of character who was reliable and a person you would want on your side. Playing football with Rick throughout high school and sharing the blood, sweat and hell that we went through, I got a true glimpse of Rick Morris, and he was one of the nicest kids I have had the pleasure to befriend. There was never a mean or hateful thought on his mind, and he would never let you down on the field. He had the heart of a lion and would never back down. God bless we will all miss you Rick."
Brett Williams of san marcos, tx

"Words could not describe the kind of person Rick was. To me he was a giant.... with a heart twice as large. They say the good die young, and believe me they could not get any better. I never really get close to anyone but he was someone that I could talk in to complete confidence. Knowing full well he is in a much better place I can't help but selfishy wish he were here. He was always up for anything, or hanging out doing nothing. Rick is an inspiration, achieving more in his youth than most in a life. Max, Mr. and Mrs. Morris you should be proud of the young man you were watched grow before your eyes, as I am proud to say I knew this Hero. As the day begins to end, fading slowly into night he gave the world all that he had, the ultimate sacrifice. Though we shall always mourn the loss and a prayer will always be said i know that i will never forget.... Rick my fallen friend....."
Adrian Echazarreta of Georgetown, Tx

"Rick was my current boyfriend of nearly a year. We started dating right before he left for bootcamp. Throughout bootcamp I wrote him every day, and when he returned I flew to Lubbock to be with him for his 10 days off. I didnt want him to go into the Marines, simply because I was selfish and wanted him home, with his family and friends. Being a Marine was something that he wanted so badly though. When he came home durning Christmas, my thoughts of him being in the Marines changed. He was so damn proud to be a Marine, and he was so happy that he was going to travel the world and make a difference.

Ricks the first relationship that I have ever had where I really knew that someone loved me. He wrote his parents a letter telling them that he had fallen in love for me, and to expect me to become a part of the family, and in so many ways I did. His Mom, Dad, 2 Sisters, and 1 brother are so much a part of my life..

Rick changed me forever -- Rick changed everyone he ever met. I wear a promise ring on my left hand that Rick gave to me just before he left, and I intend to keep my promise to him and love him forever.

To all of the Marines that knew him I have a request.. if you could write me @ Carefreechick68@aol.com I would love some pen pals.. If anyone would like some pictures or anything of Rick send me an e-mail at the same address.

To his friends, know that you have an angel taking care of you forever, and to his family.. there are no words.. I love you.

To Rick~ I love you baby, I loved you the moment I first saw you, and I will love you up until the very day that I die.. and when I die, I want you to come and get me, so that I can spend forever with you.. like I wanted to. Please dont ever leave my side.. I need you to be my Angel in Heaven now.. I love you baby. Rest In Peace."
Jessica Lee Huntoon of Georgetown Tx, USA

"Rick Morris was one of my best friends and one of the nicest guys I ever met. I can't believe your gone man, it's a shame. We shared alot of good times bud and I'm gonna miss ya man. Alot..."
Roberto Echazarreta of Georgetown, Tx

"Rick A. Morris was one of my best friends. Cant belive that i lost one of the closet things to my heart. But we know that hes in a better place right now watching over all of us. RIP Rick Morris"
Jay Bonner of Georgetown Tx

"Rick was a good friend of mine and one of the sweetest, most sincere people that I have ever known. Rick worked so hard for everything he had and loved his family so much! I'm going to miss his kind words and his friendly smile. I'm never going to forget the fun and crazy times that our group of friends had together. Rick, you will be missed by all us in Georgetown and we love you!"
Ashleigh Faris of Georgetown, Texas

"Rick was my date to the Senior Prom. He was one of the best friends I ever had. He was so incredibly sweet to every one he met. He loved life and his family dearly. I will always remember Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Brittany Scott of Georgetown, TX

"I am very shocked about Rick. My blessings go out to his family and friends. I had Rick in some of my classes last year and Rick was honestly one of the nicest guys around. He enjoyed life and always had a smile on his face. Rick you will always be in my heart. As for the family, you will be in my prayers. Heaven was in need of another angel. God Bless"
Denise Gonzales of Georgetown, Tx USA

"Rick was my first real high school crush, i was in love with the boy. Then i got to know him, and he was one of the kindest guys i've ever met. He mightv'e been one of the oldest kids in his class, but he had the heart of a kid; just one big kid. He will be missed a whole bunch here, and it brings a tear to my eye to think he's gone. I love you Rick, i'll miss you."
Katie Reynolds of Geogetown, Tx

"Rick Morris was not only an outstanding person, but also a strong role model to peers his age, and also to many younger kids. If Rick knew that you were having a bad day, he would try his hardest to make you smile and to cheer up, and to let you know that no matter what, it would get better. He was such an outgoing friend to have, and he will be terribly missed. Thank you Rick for everything that you have done for your country, and the people that you have influenced in your life."
Love, Kristi Evans and Cara Morgan of Georgetown, Texas

"I had the privledge of being friends with and playing football with Rick for three years in high school. Rick was a determined and driven person. He had a good heart and was self-motivated. He was friendly and easy to get along with. His peers looked up to him. He was a great representative of America fighting for the world's safety and freedom. We will sincerely miss him."
Kyle Griffith of Georgetown, TX

"I played football with Rick for a year. He was a guy that everyone looked up to. He was a great guy and an even better friend. He was always there for his team when they needed him. His courage and leadership will always be remembered. May God bless all his family and friends. Rick we will all miss you!!!"
Brian Katt of Georgetown, Texas

"I played football with Rick for three years, and he always had a burning desire to do his best. He always looked out for his teammates, even the guys who were not the fastest or the strongest. His bravery and courage will never be forgotten by his brothers. We miss him and my prayers go out to his family and friends."
Mark E. George of Georgetown, TX

"I played football only a year ago with Rick. He was the most determined athlete I have ever had the joy of playing with. Failure was never an option, and leaving a teammate out to dry was not even in Rick's mind. He was not only a player, but a friend and I will never forget what he did for me. You will always live on in Georgetown, TX Rick! Thank You."
James Landrum of Georgetown, TX

"Thank you Ricky Morris, Jr., you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Ricky Morris, Jr.:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Ricky for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Ricky Morris, Jr.:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Ricky, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on