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RADM George Stephen Morrison

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RADM George Stephen Morrison Famous memorial

Birth
Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA
Death
17 Nov 2008 (aged 89)
Coronado, San Diego County, California, USA
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.
Memorial ID
31886303 View Source

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.

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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 2 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 31886303
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31886303/george-stephen-morrison: accessed ), memorial page for RADM George Stephen Morrison (7 Jan 1919–17 Nov 2008), Find a Grave Memorial ID 31886303, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a His ashes were scattered at sea off Point Loma (which is near Ft. Rosecrans) after a memorial service at Ft. Rosecrans..