MORGAN K. GROOVER, JR., ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||February 19, 1928|
|Date of death:||March 11, 1951|
From the 1950 Lucky Bag:
MORGAN KNOWLES GROOVER, JR.
Straight from the great Southwest and proud of it, The Mex matriculated at Navy after a year at the University of Arizona. A natural brain, he managed to triumph over his studies and also have plenty of time for good music and bridge, not to mention the dragging of beautiful women—to which he devoted most of his week ends. Afternoons usually found him giving his all for the company basketball team or enjoying a friendly bull session with the Radiator Squad. Easygoing, with his slow drawl and quick sense of humor, Morgan soon made himself a popular member of his company. His agreeable personality and his ability to mix well assure him success in his career.
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.
|Class of 1950|
|Morgan is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.|
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