M. P. Morton

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Palestine, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PRIVATE 1ST CLASS WITH MARINE FIGHTING SQUADRON TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR (VMF-224), DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF HENDERSON FIELD, GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS, BY ENEMY JAPANESE SURFACE AND AIR FORCES ON THE NIGHT OF 13-14 OCTOBER 1942. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.