Man of valor honored at last

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Staff photo by Mary Kemper
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris, center, greets well-wishers at the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Honor Dinner in Melbourne April 19.

Mary Kemper
Staff Writer

After more than 40 years, a valiant soldier finally has received his due.
You’d never know, to be around him, that he earned the nation’s highest honor, much less how. He’s low-key, humble, still fit and trim at 72. Gray-haired and bespectacled, up till now he’s lived a quiet life with his wife of 53 years, Mary, in their well-appointed home in Cocoa. Nowadays, he’s attending tributes almost non-stop, including an Honor Dinner given for him by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce April 19.

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