Lee Ray Morgan was born 4 April 1925 to Clarence Decatur Morgan and Bessie Lou Woods.
Killed in Action 24 December 1944
Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, TN

The Erwin Record, February 1, 1945
Lee Roy Morgan graduated from Unicoi County High school in 1943 and was called to the service in July following and was sent to Camp Haan in California, for anti-aircraft artillery and then sent to Camp Irving. Later as an aviation cadet he was sent to Buckley Field in Colorado and the came the transfer of all cadets in the infantry. He also trained in the Victor Airfield, California, in the searchlight department, of the infantry and did the same work at Hunger Liggett Field. He had advanced infantry training at For tBenning in Georgia and Camp Breckenridge in Kentucky and was sent overseas in October.
He has a brother, Alvin Ronald Morgan, in the paratroopers unit, in the Philippines and his only sister is Lt Virginia Lou Morgan, in the Army Nurses Corps in the China-India-Burma theater of war. Other survivors include his parents and three brothers, Sam, Joe Patton and Richard Earle Morgan.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 April 1925
  • Date of death: 24 December 1944
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division, Company K
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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