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Jesse Lee Morrow, Jr.
Colonel, United States Army
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From a contemporary press report:
 
Jesse L. Morrow Jr., 82, an Army Infantry Colonel who retired in 1972 as an Executive Training Officer of the Continental Army Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia, died of cancer November 8, 2000, at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He lived in Oakton, Virginia.

Colonel Morrow participated in the Normandy invasion of France during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for action during the Battle of the Bulge.

His other honors included three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars and two Legions of Merit.

After the war, he served in Germany and was later posted to Taiwan and Korea. He commanded the 2nd Brigade in Baumholder, Germany, later in his career and was the Army inspector general in Frankfurt, Germany. He had also served as director of
Rangers at Fort Benning, Georgia.

After he retired, he was an agent for the Long & Foster realty office in Vienna.

Colonel Morrow was born in Del Rio, Tennessee. He attended Appalachian State University and received a law degree from Portland University.

He was a trustee of Oakton United Methodist Church and a member of the board there of Wesley Housing. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Fairfax.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy B. Morrow of Oakton; and a son, Bob Morrow of Fairfax.


MORROW, JESSE LEE JR
COL   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/03/1942 - 09/15/1972
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/16/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 11/08/2000
DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/22/2000
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 572 LH

 
 

Combat Infantryman's Badge
 
 
 
 



Posted: 1 August 2004
Distinguished Service Cross
 

Legion of Merit - 2 Awards
 

Purple Heart Medal - 3 Awards
 

Bronze Star - 2 Awards