Lucas County

Lyle H. Morris

Iowa Honor Roll

Like the men pictured here on previous Sundays, these Iowans have given their lives for their country.  Each one was either killed in action or died in prison camp. The fourth line under each picture gives the area in which the man last served. The list will be continued in future weeks.

Source: The Des Moines Sunday Register, March 12, 1944 (photo included)


Lyle Harlan Morris was born Sept. 8, 1920 to Otis Wesley and Leta Grace Dunn Morris. He died Oct. 26, 1942, was buried at sea, and is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines.

Petty Officer Morris served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was KIA in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) “The Most Decorated Ship of the Second World War”, at the battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart.