From a contemporary press report:
Marvis C. Morrison, 81, an Air Force Colonel who retired in 1966 from the Pentagon comptroller's office, died of congestive heart failure December 13, 2001 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia. He lived in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County.
Colonel Morrison flew 55 missions in Europe and Africa during World War II and later served as air division comptroller in Korea. After he retired, he was a cost analyst with the Defense Department.
He was born in Turlock, California, and was a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Colonel Morrison's honors included a Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals. He was a member of the First Fighter Group Association, 27th Fighters Association and Society for Industrial Management.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Audrey Morrison of Alexandria; two children, Kim Morrison Bell of Alexandria and Brian Morrison of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
MORRISON, MARVIS C.
On December 13, 2000 in Alexandria, VA; beloved husband of Audrey Morrison and father of Kim Bell of VA and Brian Morrison of NC; also survived by two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kyle Morrison. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern VA, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Falls
Church, VA 22042 in memory of Marvis Morrison.
MORRISON, MARVIS CHARLES
- LT COL US AIR FORCE
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 04/18/1941 – 07/31/1966
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/26/1918
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/13/2000
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/05/2001
- BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 2249
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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