Capt. Richard Morin ... sailed historic northwest passage

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Capt. Richard Albert Morin, MSC USN (Ret.), 87, of Annapolis, Md., died on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born in Rochester, N.H., the son of Albert T. and Barbara E.Morin and was a graduate of Spaulding High school and George Washington University.
Capt. Morin enlisted in the Navy in November of 1948 and served on continuous active duty for over 38 years. While enlisted he qualified in Submarines; both diesel and nuclear. While serving aboard the U.S.S. SeaDragon (SSN-584), he was a crew member during the SeaDragon's historic North West passage voyage from Portsmouth, N.H., to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps on November 5, 1961. He also served on the USS Pickaway (APA-222), USS Raton (SSR-270) and the USS Fulton (AS-11) and on many shore duty stations including Cairo, Egypt and Rota Spain. He retired from the Navy on June 30, 1987.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy Unit Commendation Good Conduct Medical with two Gold Stars, The Navy Expeditionary Medal, The China Service Medal, the National Defense Medal with Gold Star, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a member of the USS Seadragon during its historic "North West passage to the North Pole" and then Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
For over twenty years after his retirement from the Navy he was an active volunteer for the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. In 2016 he was named to the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame and was recognized with a Life Time Service award. He was also active in several homeowners associations and community organizations.
His loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Joan Shirley Morin, died in 2013. He is survived by his brother Roger F. Morin, his sons Glenn E. Morin, Gary E. Morin and Albert T. Morin II, and their respective spouses Dr. Robin Spitko, Mrs. Bobbie Morin, Mrs. Nancy Morin and his Grandchildren, Christopher Morin, Emily Morin, Adam Morin, Isaac Morin, Cody Morin and Chayla Morin.

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