Obituary Record

Vernon Robert (Seaman 2c, USN) Morris
Died on 12/17/1942


Pilot Tribune 17 Dec 1942

First Names Given

Bennington Man Is Reported Missing

Vernon Paulsen Missing; Kennard People Learn Nephew, Edwin Japp, Dies in Navy Action; Arthur Ray of Herman Injured

Offensive war cannot be fought without casualties.

This week Washington countians got a taste of the more unpleasant side of the war, with these casualties reported:

VERNON MORRIS – Killed in Action--

Relatives at Arlington have received word of the death in action of Vernon Morris, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis of Oxnard, California, formerly of Arlington.

Morris joined the navy last December, a few days before the Pearl Harbor attack, and immediately after his training was sent to Pearl Harbor.

He was a nephew of Art Johnson of Arlington, and a step-brother of Mrs. Harold Wieser, also of Arlington.

Enterprise 17 Dec 1942

Arlington relatives have learned of the death of Vernon Morris, 18-year-old son of Mrs. Albert Davis of Oxford, California, formerly of Arlington.

Notification of young Morris' death came to Mr. and Mrs. Davis from the navy department. He had joined the navy a few days before the attack on Pearl Harbor and he was sent there after his training.

Morris was a nephew of Art Johnson and a step-brother of Mrs. Harold Wieser, both of Arlington.

This is the second time that Mr. Johnson has received word of a nephews death. A son of his sister of Lodgepole, formerly of Arlington was reported several months ago as having been killed in action.

Note: Since the actual death date was not given, the news article date was used. He was listed on the WW II Navy 1941-1945 Casualty list.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 12/17/1942