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First Name: Kenneth

Last Name: Morris

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Ingleside, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth:

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Kenneth Malcolm Morris

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Kenneth Malcolm Morris

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 65 (1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Kenneth Malcolm Morris, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 15 December 1943 in the vicinity of __, Italy.
As squad leader of an assault platoon of Company G, Sergeant Morris led his squad forward during the attack against ___ under heavy enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun and rifle fire until his squad had attained its first object. He then volunteered to remain in a position which was constantly being subjected to severe concentrations of enemy mortar and artillery fire in order to provide covering fire for the forward movement of two assault platoons.
During this movement, he again volunteered to move a distance of one hundred yards into an open and exposed position which was directly under enemy observation so he could fire his automatic rifle on an enemy machine gun blocking the path of advance. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Morris successfully neutralized the enemy machine gun until the assault platoons had reached their new positions. His gallant action reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316118   Created by: drjones46




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