Marine Corps Pfc. Harry C. Morrissey, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.
On October 9, 1942, Morrissey was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, participating in a main offensive action in the Battle of Guadalcanal. After nearly two months of battle, the regiment completed their action, during this battle Morrissey was killed in action. Two other marines from Morrissey’s battalion were interred in graves atop Hill 73, alongside him.
Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
DPAA is grateful to Mr. Yorick Tokuru, Mr. John Innes, Mr. Ewan Stevenson and the Solomon Islands government for their assistance in this recovery.
Morrissey’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site, along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
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