PersonalMr. Morgan was a decorated World War II veteran. He received a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and a battle field commission. After the war, he was educated at the University of Texas in Austin and worked as a Petroleum Engineer.
Lt. Robert M. MorganWith a Parachute Infantry Combat team in the European Theatre of Operations, a former Sergeant in his unit, won his commission the hard way - in a battlefield promotion last December. Lt. Morgan, son of Mrs. Bob Morgan of the Highway community, finished school here in 1940. After attending a year at Texas Tech in 1941, he was employed by the Soil Conservation office here. While here, he passed a civil service examination as a Junior Engineer, and was sent to Beltsville, Me. After his entrance into the army Lt. Morgan came to his present unit as a private. His work on patrols and in handling the details of the section made him one of the most valuable men in the Regimental Intelligence section. Lt. Morgan holds the Bronze Star Medal for his patrol activities in Italy. He was wounded in France.
©The Texas Spur, Thursday, January 11, 1944
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