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First Name: William

Last Name: Morrow

Birthplace: WY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: CA
Middle Name: Claiborne

Date of Birth: 03 July 1907

Date of Death: 08 August 1943

Rank: Major

Years Served:
William Claiborne Morrow

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William Claiborne Morrow
Major, U.S. Army

On 7-8 August 1943, Major William Claiborne Morrow was serving with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Seventh U.S. Army.

During that period, MAJ Morrow’s unit was in action against German forces during the Allied invasion of Sicily in the Italian Campaign. MAJ Morrow’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism earned him, at the cost of his life, the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Pin and 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Major (Infantry) William C. Morrow (ASN: 0-258365), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 August 1943. Major Morrow's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 37 (1943)


Major William Claiborne Morrow is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy in Plot E, Row 10, Grave 19.


Honoree ID: 205749   Created by: MHOH




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