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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 5, 1916
Date of death: March 1, 1942
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1939 Gilmore LB.jpg

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:




Chick has known his way around in the Navy since he was a little shaver, having been born with Navy in his blood. He goes about a job in a way that shows determination and something of the spirit of Farragut and his "Damn the torpedoes———." Chick shows a preference for "Crabs," but stags as often as he drags, {[a redeeming feature]}. The radiator is too uncomfortable, so Chick can usually be found near a lacrosse stick, his favorite sports companion. He is quiet and cheerful, traits especially appreciated in that black five minutes after reveille. The happy faculty of separating his work from his play makes him a good roommate. Combine with this a sense of humor and orderliness and there is the material for a successful officer.

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N.A.; Log 3, 2; Class Supper Committee; Hop Committee 1; Press Detail 1; M.P.O.


Kenneth was lost when USS Edsall (DD 219) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 by Japanese surface and air forces.

His parents were listed as next of kin.

Memorial Hall Error

All references to Morris list him as a Jr., except on the Class of 1939 plaque Memorial Hall. (Killed in action scroll in front of Memorial Hall is correct.)

Class Navigation

Class of 1939
Morris is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.
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