- 34 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 12, 1971
- Date of passing: Sep 28, 2005
|Let the memory of Steve be with us forever|
34, of Arlington, Texas.
Morin died west of Umm Qasr, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated, overturning the HMMWV in which he was riding. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Mineral Wells, Texas. Died on September 28, 2005.
Steve enlisted into the Active Navy in September of 1989, serving in
serveral Navy assignments including the Navy Academy before joining th
Texas Army National Guard. He considered himself a "Regular Guy". He
was a very witty, fun loving person with intergrity and respect for
others. Loved his country and had a protective nature which was why he
helped many young men adjust to military life. He was loyal,
considerate, energetic, and had a good sense of humor. Being very
positve, he would always be smilling. He love football, fishing, but
most of all he loved spending time with family. He joined the Navy
right after graduation and never looked back, service to his country
was his goal. He gave his all on Sept. 28. 2005 He will not be
All Awards Received
Army award and decorations: Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star medal,
Purple Hert, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Mobilization Medal with M device, and the
Texas Federal Service medal.
His navy awards : Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal,
Naval Reserve Meritorious Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the
Humanitarian Service Medal.
"55 years ago, my son Dugan Jay Turnbow was born. Then, 10 years later, Steve Morin was born to Audrey and Steve Morin. Two men, one taken away too early. As we wish Dugan a happy birthday today, remember Steve, who gave his life to protect our country.
Dugan Jay has a son, Dugan Jr. Dugan Jr. leaves for Afghanistan this month. We all wish he stays safe, as he has the same high hopes to keep our country safe, just like Steve did."
"We are all bereft over the loss of this thoughtful, caring person. He can never be replaced in our hearts. Any community that was lucky enough to have him close is now impoverished."
"Great guy that everyone called a friend missed and remembered. SSG Haney"
"Miss you, Steve."
"Morin I will always hold a place for u in my heart I miss writing my cuz and always hereing back from u .thank u for always being there cuz and I remember the day my called and told me I cried so hard loosing a terrific cuz love u Morin so very missed but never forgotten ."
"It has been 8 years, but sometimes it seems like yesterday that we lost you. I have missed you ever day and will miss you for the rest of my life. You were one of a kind. A dedicated military and family man. A loving and thoughtful young man that can not be replaced. Even though you thought you were just a "Regular Guy", you will always be my hero!!"
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