A Coast Guard Veteran Honored For Service

A Coast Guard veteran who died earlier this year is being remembered.

Richard Morris, who was from the Springfield area, was 84.

MassLive-dot-com reports Morris served aboard the Coast Guard vessel Acushnet when it responded to another cutter in distress, the General Greene, on Cape Cod in March of 1960.

A strong storm washed the boat onto a beach in Sandwich.

Morris was also part of the team that was dispatched to the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, when George Bush became acting president due to the attempted assassination of President Reagan.

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Photo: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty Images

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