North High School Wall of Honor
Morton Allen Katz
Class of June, 1964
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Morton Allen Katz
Morton Allen Katz was a member of North High's class of June, 1964. At the time of his graduation, Morton's next of kin was Mrs. Pauline B. Katz , 1214 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. His service number was ______.
Larry Alan Miller
Captain, US Army
Home of Record: Des Moines, Iowa
7th Psychological Operations Battalion,
General Staff Da Nang Support Command, RVN
US Army
9th Infantry Division
In December, 1968, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's headquarters was located at Blackhorse Base Camp (LZ Blackhorse) in South Vietnam. The Blackhorse Base Camp was in the southern part of South Vietnam approximately 55km due east of Saigon in Long Khanh province in III Corps. Known as the Blackhorse Regiment, the 11th Armored Cavalry usually operated in War Zone C and Tay Ninh province. Beginning in April, 1969, the regiment was placed under operational control of the 1st Air Cavalry Division in preparation for and during the Cambodian Invasion.
Morton Allen Katz
Year x Rank/Event x Status
June, 1964 x Graduation x North High School
date x x Graduated from Drake University
Correct information for Morton Allen Katz will follow below
1969 x Commissioned
x 2nd Lt/Distinguished Military Graduate;
US Army
1969-1974 x Signal Officers'
Basic Course
x Fort Gordon GA
  x Radio Systems
Officer Course
x Fort Monmouth, NJ
  x Ranger School x Fort Benning, GA
1969 x 1st Signal Battalion x Kaiserslautern, Germany
Stationed x 7th Psychological
Operations Battalion
x Phan Rang and Nha Trang, South Vietnam
x x 7th Psychological
Operations Battalion
x Da Nang; General Staff Da Nang
Support Command, RVN
May 29, 2012 x Deceased x Plano, TX
1969: Kaiserslautern, Germany 1969: Fort Gordon, GA
Fire Base Mace with the 2nd of the 5th Calvary, Parrots Beak, Vietnam Captain Miller at Nha Trang, Vietnam
Phan Rang, Nha Trang, and Da Nang (M60) 1971: Captain Miller
The city of Phan Rang is located 3 miles inland from the South China Sea and 35 miles south of Cam Ranh Bay. It is the Provincial Capital of Ninh Thuan Province, which lies on the southern end of Central Vietnam and occupies a geographical position as a central transportation point adjoining three regions; Southern Central Highlands, South Central and South-East. It borders Cam Ranh Bay and three other provinces, Khanh Hoa (Nha Trang), Tuyen Duc (Da Lat), and Binh Thuan (Phan Thiet). It is the residence of a large number of ethnic Cham, along with the Ra Glai and Hoa peoples. Ninh Thuan Province is the driest and hottest region of Vietnam. The climate is a combination of the tropical monsoon and dry and windy weather. The coastal plain is semi-arid with Prickly Pear Cactus vegetation. The average temperature is 27 degree C (80.6 degree F). The natural area of the province is 3,430 sq. kilometers (1,325 sq. miles) and hosts a population of over 483,000 people. The province’s topography forms three zones – plain, coastal and mountainous.
Phan Rang Da Nang
Phan Rang Da Nang
US Army seal


11th Armored Cavalry Regiment "
coming: Morton Allen Katz...
Larry Alan Miller

7th Psychological Operations Btn
General Staff Da Nang Spt. Cmd. RVN
Signal Corps
US Army
1969: 2nd LT Larry Alan Miller

Corps of Engineers

US Signal Corps
Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Morton Allen Katz's 1964 class page is:

Mort's obituary page from Plano, TX newspaper: Mort Katz.mht
Died 05/29/12.
Music: "Ballad of the Green Beret"
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