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We've created it to keep everyone updated on Taylor Morris.As we hear more info on his recovery we will keep you posted w/ journal entries/photos. Feel free to post your favorite stories/memories/words of encouragement in guestbook.
Mailing address for Taylor
General Delivery/WRNMMC/Postal Ops
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
Taylor has always been interested in Navy Special Options. After graduating high school in 2007 - Taylor joined the Navy to pursue that field. He always set out to conquer the hardest and most challenging tasks. If you told him it was too hard or impossible, he would show you how to get it done. God's plan for him lead him to find a true passion Navy EOD. For those of you who don't know, EOD stands for Explosive Ordinance Disposal, which meant Taylor was trained to know the ins and outs of bombs. He began the rigorous EOD training throughout the United States in 2008 and graduated in the Summer 2009. Since then he has been stationed in Virginia Beach, VA, where he continue his EOD education and training.
In January of 2012 he was deployed on his first tour to Afghanistan, set to return August 2012. We always wanted him to come back as soon as possible, missing his energetic spirit and love of life, but never under these circumstances. On May 3rd, Taylor was injured in action. The injuries were profound but he stayed conscious immediately afterwards. He was able to tell his partner to call Danielle and family and tell them everything. He sustained injuries to all four limbs; entailing loss of both legs, left arm from the bicep down, and right hand. He is under medical care and they are trying to get him back to the United States as soon as possible. As of now his condition is stable and vitals are good.
As I said before, Taylor is determined to conquer anything and this won't be any different. He will continue to be the Taylor John that we all know and love. His recovery is going to be long and grueling but hard work and determination is nothing that Taylor has ever shied away from. He is the most loyal and loving person I know, so I ask everyone to be there for him. This is a devastating situation that no one should have to go through but we can make it through this and we will come out stronger on the other side!
As we receive more information we will post it for everyone to see. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Feel free to post your favorite stories, memories, or words of encouragement under the guest book section.