Morrison, Leland Edward

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1921 (Clay Center/Ohio, United States)
Date of death:
March 24th, 1999
Buried on:
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Plot: Q. Row: O. Grave: 14.
Service number:
15 099 311
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Leland Morrison entered service at Fort Ben Harrison, indiana on February 16th, 1942 and was stationed with Headquarters Company, 15th Armored Infantry Regiment. He left for Europe on February 11th, 1944 to arrive there February 23rd. After participating for the liberation of Europe het left for the United States on September 30th, 1945 to arrive there on October 7th. He was honorably discharged at the Separation Centre 45 on October 20th, 1945.

After the Second World War, Leland Morrison also served in Korea and from February11th, 1967 until September 10th, 1968 in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from reserves on October 31st, 1971 with the rank of Sergeant 2nd Class (promotion November 22nd, 1967).

Leland E. Morrison was a borther to Howard W. Morrison.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Details:
General Order No. 33 (1945).
Good Conduct Medal - Army
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Received with two oak leaf clusters.
American Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
Recieved with five bronze campaign stars for "NORMANDY", "NORTHERN FRANCE", "RHINELAND", "ARDENNES" and "CENTRAL EUROPE".
Details:
General Orders No.40, War Department (1945).
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Headquarters Company, 15th Armored Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1945
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
"Germany"
Army of Occupation Medal
Details:
w/ Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Details:
2nd additonal award
Combat Infantryman Badge
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Details:
3rd additional award
Combat Infantryman Badge

Sources

  • Photo 1: Michael Morrison
  • Photo 2: Find a Grave
  • Photo: Michael Morrison
    - Find a Grave/Franz
  • - Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge
    - DD 214 Form Reserve Service

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