From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Morgan Groover, Jr. '50

Date of birth: February 19, 1928

Date of death: March 11, 1951

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Morgan was living in Tempe, AZ when he entered the service and served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA 73).

He and five other seamen were listed as Missing in Action, when the whaleboat they were in disappeared in Inchon Harbor, South Korea on March 11, 1951.

Ensign Groover was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Note: Parents were Morgan K. and Geraldine Groover.

Memorial Hall Error

While Morgan's loss appears to be operational, he was awarded the Purple Heart, which implies enemy action. He is not listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

Class of 1950

Morgan is one of 36 members of the Class of 1950 on Virtual Memorial Hall.