MORRIS H. SPRIGGS, CDR, USN (RET.)
Morris Spriggs '15
Date of birth: April 18, 1892
Date of death: October 24, 1944
From the 1915 Lucky Bag:
Prior to his capture, he was on the retired list but serving in the "Office of Captain of the Yard" of Naval Station Olongapo, Philippines.
He had command of USS Davis (Destroyer No. 65) for a week in August, 1919.
In 1924 and for some portion of 1925 Morris was commanding officer of USS S 8.
Prisoner of War Medal
From Hall of Valor:
Lieutenant Commander Morris H. Spriggs (NSN: 0-9001), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands)
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Memorial Hall Error
The Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1942 lists him as a retired Commander; he is in Memorial Hall as LCDR, USN.