From a contemporary press report:
Fred A. Morley, 75, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who was director of materiel at Melpar Inc., died of a heart attack September 13, 1998 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia.
Colonel Morley was a native of Chicago and a graduate of Indiana University. He received a master's degree in business from Ohio State University.
He flew B-24s with the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II and was held captive in Germany for a year. He later served in Alaska and Turkey and retired in 1969 from a procurement post at the Pentagon. His honors included a Legion of Merit and Air Medal.
After he retired in 1969, he worked for the Melpar division of E-Systems until 1985.
His interests included genealogy and he was a volunteer at the Annandale Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an amateur radio operator and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary society and Sigma Iota Episilon academics society.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elinor Morley of Alexandria; four sons, Bradford Morley of Miami, Jeffrey Morley and Robert Morley, both of Fairfax, and John Morley of Falls Church; his mother, Millicent Morley of Chicago; a sister; and three grandchildren.
MORLEY, FRED A., LTC, USAF (Ret.)
On September 13, 1998, beloved husband of 53 years to Elinor Morley of Alexandria; devoted father of Bradford, Jeffrey, John and Robert. Also survived by three grandchildren; his mother, Millicent Morley (age 99); and a sister. Interment on Monday, September 28, 1998 at 3 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Kidney Foundation.
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