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Walter Morris Collection

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Walter Morris Collection

Biographical Information

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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
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
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
Interviewer:
Judith Kent
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Flagler County Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/2946
Subjects:
Morris, Walter
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Walter Morris Collection
(AFC/2001/001/2946), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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