Richard Lew Morton – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Funeral services for retired Brigadier General Richard Lew Morton, 75, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will be held Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. in the U.S. Army War College Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Rick Whitesel officiating.

General Morton died Friday, April 5, 2002, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.

Born April 19, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of the late Lew Myers and Martha M. Hahn Morton, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy West Point in 1949 and received master's degrees from the University of Heidelberg in
Germany and American University. A career officer in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1974, he served in World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam, and received the World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal and three Purple Hearts. He retired in 1974 as a Brigadier
General.

General Morton is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maryanne Muehlhof Morton; three sons, Richard W. of Charlottesville, Virginia, Glenn L. of Harker Heights, Texas and Geoffrey E. of Upper Arlington, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

Additional services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. in the Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington, Virginia. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the Salvation Army Inc., 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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