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Walter Morris Collection

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Walter Morris Collection

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Name:
Walter Morris
State of Birth:
GA
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1946
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (Triple Nickel)
Location of Service
Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp MacKall, North Carolina; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Pendleton Field, Oregon
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service Related Injury
None
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was the first African-American assigned to the 555th Parachute Company (the first all-black parachute infantry test platoon, company, and battalion).

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [3 items] -- Photographs
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Flagler County Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/02946
Subjects:
Morris, Walter
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Walter Morris Collection
(AFC/2001/001/02946), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2013-02-22
 

 

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