Morris R. Worrell

Missing Status

ABMC Burial Unit

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Morris R. Worrell, Private First Class
World War II
Service #19051615
RankPrivate First Class, U.S. Army
Unit31st Infantry Regiment
Entered Service From
Nebraska
Date of DeathSeptember 27, 1942
StatusRecovered
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines
Notes

Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Pfc. Morris R. Worrell were accounted for in 2018. His name is permanently inscribed on the “Walls of the Missing” at Manila American Cemetery.

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Bronze Star

The Bronze Star Medal was established by an Executive Order of 4 February 1944 superseded by an Executive Order of 24 August amended by an Executive Order on 28 February 2003. It is awarded to a person who, while serving with or in the United States Army after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, or while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force wherein the United States was not a belligerent party. Actions while in aerial flight are not covered by this award. Awards for acts of heroism rank immediately behind the Silver Star. Awards for acts of merit or meritorious service rank immediately behind the Legion of Merit. Provisions exist for retroactive awards covering the period 7 December 1941 through 1 July 1947, based upon citations in orders, related awards and certificates, and unit awards.

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Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Bronze Star, Purple Heart