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Darrel J. Morris


Marine Corps

Date of Birth:

Date of Death:

June 27, 1985

January 21, 2007

Place of Death:


Cemetery Location:

Grave site:

Anber province, Iraq

Fairmount Memorial Park

Spokane, WA

Not Listed

Darrel James Morris 1985 – 2007 On January 21, 2007, Marine Corporal Darrel James Morris was killed in action in the Anbar province while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. Darrel was performing as Turret Gunner in an MTVR when his vehicle was hit by an IED at an Iraq Army police checkpoint. 

Darrel was born in Tacoma, WA on May 27, 1985 to Jack Harvlie Jr. and Terry Morris. At age 10, he was taken in and raised by his aunt and uncle, Kim and Mik Cole of Spokane. In their care, Darrel flourished and grew. 

Darrel is survived by his aunt and uncle, Mik and Kim Cole, sisters Danielle Morris, Brittany Clark, Courtney and husband Tim Copeland, Shawndell and husband John Gleese, and six nieces and nephews, aunt Maureen and husband Jim Zwicker of Portland, grandparents Jack and Ardys Harvlie (deceased), great-grandfather Glen Voss of Tucson, birth father Jack Harvlie, Jr., and uncle Glen Harvlie of Tacoma. Darrel is also survived by a large extended family including grandmother Mona Cole, grandfather Milton Cole Sr. (deceased), aunts Pam Radogna of Bath, PA, Penny and husband Chris Carter of Longview, WA, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to mention. 

Darrel felt very strongly about his role as a Marine. He was fiercely proud of the job he was doing and served his country with passion. He was honored to be considered "One of the Few, the Proud, the Marines". Darrel was a young man overflowing with the promises and excitement of life. He lived and loved every minute to its fullest capacity. 

A funeral service will be held in Darrel's honor on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Ferris High School in Spokane, WA. For details, see full obituary at . Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA, (509) 838-8900, entrusted with arrangements.

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