Morris, Jr., William Grady, GM3

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1951-1953, GM-0000, USS Diablo (SS-479)
Service Years
1943 - 1953
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
GM-Gunner's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Statesville
Last Address
Mooresville, NC

Date of Passing
Mar 13, 2013
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon




 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IITarheel Base
  1953, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Tarheel Base (Member) (Greensboro, North Carolina) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page


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Last Known Activity

William "Bill" Grady Morris, Jr., 86, of Mooresville, NC, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home. Born in Statesville, July 12, 1926, he was the son of the late William Grady Morris Sr. and Margaret Bryant Morris. He was a graduate of Statesville High School and Virginia Tech University, with a degree in Forestry.


He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, and was proud to serve on a submarine. Bill Qualified in submarines on the USS Billfish (SS-286) in 1945 and was a GM3(SS) when he left the Navy.  He was a member of the Submarine Veterans of World War II.


Bill was a forester with Duke Power Company and retired in 1985. He was a member of the North Carolina Society of Forestry. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, smoking his pipe, and was proud to be a "Hokie" from Virginia Tech. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Sain Morrisand son-in-law, Capt. James O. Hensley III, USMC. On Jan. 2, 1982, he was married to Deane Landis Morris, and she died Jan.18, 2008. Bill is survived by one son, Thomas A. Morris (Robin), of Raleigh; and two daughters, Karen M. Collins (Lenwood), of Greensboro, N.C., and Linda A. Morris, of Statesville. He is further survived by two step-daughters, Susan M. Ritchie (Don), of Crandall, Ga., Linda M. McRorie, of Atlanta, Ga.; and a stepson, Donald K. McRorie (Marsha), of Sunnyvale, Cali.; one granddaughter, Lara Hensley, of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Annette Morris, of Statesville; and two step-granddaughters, Megan and Jacqueline Martin, also surviv


   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)USS Billfish (SS-286)USS Orion (AS-18)USS Diablo (SS-479)
  1944-1945, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1945-1946, GM-0000, USS Billfish (SS-286)
  1951-1951, GM-0000, USS Orion (AS-18)
  1951-1953, GM-0000, USS Diablo (SS-479)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
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