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First Name: Otho

Last Name: Morrison

Birthplace: Gatesville, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Gatesville, TX
Middle Name: K.

Date of Birth: 13 June 1894

Date of Death: 14 August 1976

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1920
Otho Key Morrison

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Otho Key Morrison

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 98 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Otho K. Morrison, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Cunel, France, 15 October 1918; and at Juvigny, France, 10 November 1918.
Lieutenant Morrison displayed exceptional courage and leadership when, being cut off by the enemy with his battalion command and a small detachment from battalion headquarters, he led patrols and drove off enemy machine-gunners who had infiltrated to within striking distance of the group. On 10 November he led his company against the fortified heights of Juvigny, driving back the enemy for more than a kilometer.

GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Otho K. Morrison, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him.
First Lieutenant Morrison distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Meuse, France, 5 November 1918, and by his brilliant leadership.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315943   Created by: drjones46




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