Black Hawk County

Lt. Glenn W. Morris Jr.





Glenn W. Morris, Jr., 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Morris, stewards of the Black Hawk county home, was killed in action March 22, while on a bombing mission over Germany, according to a telegram received Friday by his parents.

Lieutenant Morris was reported missing in action in word received April 6.

The telegram received Friday came from a report by the Germans to the International Red Cross, and relayed to the United States government.

Lieutenant Morris was a bombardier-navigator on his second mission, having arrived overseas only 11 days prior to his death.

Glenn Morris was born in Waterloo on Oct. 7. 1919. He graduated from East high school in 1987 and for a year remained on the farm with his parents.

Over a period of years from 1931 to his graduation, he took a very active part in 4-H work, holding all of the local offices, secretary of the county club in 1936, a member of the state champion judging team , and county champion in showmanship.

He attended Iowa State college, Ames, Ia., for three years and left for service while in his junior year, on Oct. 26, 1941.

On June 24, 1943, he was married to Cleona L. Safell of Kansas City, Mo.

Surviving are his parents, an older brother, Everett, living at Floyd, Ia., and paternal grandmother, Henrietta Morris, Milton, Ia.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, July 2, 1944

2nd Lt. Glenn Wiley Morris, Jr. is buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, KY.