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First Name: Morris

Last Name: Shoss

Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Austin, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 10 April 1915

Date of Death: 04 August 2004

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Morris Loeb Shoss

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1940

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Morris Loeb Shoss

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, Philippine Coast Artillery Command, General Orders No. 29 (April 24, 1942)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Coast Artillery Corps) Morris Loeb Shoss (ASN: 0-22973), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Battery C, 91st Coast Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action at Fort Mills, Philippine Islands, on 12 April 1942.
When a heavy enemy artillery bombardment on his battery position caused injuries to several men of the battery, Lieutenant Shoss, acting beyond the call of duty and without regard for his personal safety, left a place of shelter and proceeded to a telephone in the battery commander's station to call for an ambulance, and then assisted in evacuating the wounded men to a place of safety, during all of which time shells were bursting nearby, one being a direct hit on the top of the station in which Lieutenant Shoss was telephoning. First Lieutenant Shoss' gallant actions and selfless devotion to duty, without regard for his own safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

First Lieutenant (Coast Artillery Corps) Morris Loeb Shoss (ASN: 0-22973), United States Army, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his successful escape from the Cabanatuan POW Camp on 7 December 1944.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316532   Created by: drjones46




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