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Sgt Shelley E Morrison
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1914
Death: Mar. 17, 1945, Germany

Military Rites Today For Shelley Morrison, Bronze Star Winner

Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Walker mortuary for Sgt. Shelley E. Morrison, 31, son of Mrs. Alice Thompson of Chicago, who was killed in action on March 17, 1945, in Germany. Rev. Carl M. Grahl, pastor of Zion Reformed church officiated, and graveside services in Oakland cemetery were conducted with military rites conducted by the Allied Veterans council, with Dr. D. H. Bokhof as chaplain. Sgt. Morrison was born in Freeport and spent his boyhood here, later moving to Chicago. He entered service at Camp Blanding, Fla., in January, 1944, and had been 10 months overseas at the time of his death. While serving with the 7th army he was awarded the Bronze Star for gallantry in action and assisting in evacuating the wounded. In this action his battalion was cut off from other units and surrounded for seven days. A parachute carrying vitally needed supplies for sick and wounded comrads became caught in a tree. Sgt. Morrison volunteered to try to release it, and although the target of enemy fire he climbed into the branches and succeeded in cutting the parachute loose. Most of the other men of his unit were to weak to make the attempt. Sgt. Morrison is survived by his mother, who resides at 1523 North Park avenue, Chicago, and four sisters, Mrs. Juanita Simmons, Chicago; Mrs. Margaret Chapman, Jerseyville, Ill.; Mrs. Ruby Roach of Freeport; and Mrs. Ellen Walters of Sterling. Four brothers also survive. They are: Howard, of Batavia, Reginald and Earl, of Chicago; and Charles of Oakland, Calif. His father, J. A. Morrison, died in December, 1947. (The Journal-Standard, Freeport, IL, Saturday, August 13, 1949, p. 10, Col. 7-8)

The following information was added by request from Patrick Morrison (#48791194):

Was survived by his wife, Rose Catanzaro Morrison and only son Patrick Donald Morrison (Donald Joseph). 
 
Inscription:
SHELLEY E MORRISON
ILLINOIS
SGT 141 INFANTRY
WORLD WAR II
NOV 7 1914 - MARCH 17 1945
 
Note: Plot location provided by: Gary Monigold (#48286771)
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Cedar Hill Section - Marker is next to Stewart & Lily Morrison.
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74941473
Sgt Shelley E Morrison
Added by: K Cochran
 
Sgt Shelley E Morrison
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- K Cochran
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014

- mokennehan
 Added: Aug. 14, 2011
 
 
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