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George Stephen Morrison
Birth: Jan. 7, 1919
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2008
Coronado
San Diego County
California, USA

United States Navy Rear Admiral. He was a career United States Navy officer whom was largely over shadowed by his son, Jim Morrison of the 1960s rock group "The Doors". He graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1942, was commissioned an Ensign and served in the Pacific Theater for the duration of World War II. In 1966, he was the youngest officer in the Navy to be promoted Admiral and later served as commander of United States Naval Forces in the Marianas. Serving in the Vietnam War, he dealt with the 140,000 South Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon in April, 1975 and created a tent city on an abandoned airfield to accommodate them while they waited to find new homes in the United States. He retired from active service in August, 1975. In 1990, Admiral Morrison visited his son's grave in Paris, France and had a plaque installed. He died of natural causes. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Paul Raymund Morrison (1886 - 1971)
  Caroline Hoover Morrison (1891 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Virginia Clarke Morrison (1919 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)*
 
 Sibling:
  Isabel Morrison McConnell (1914 - 2007)*
  George Stephen Morrison (1919 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: His ashes were scattered at sea off Point Loma (which is near Ft. Rosecrans) after a memorial service at Ft. Rosecrans.
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 02, 2008
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George Stephen Morrison
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George Stephen Morrison
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