Born: c. 1918
Died: October 23, 1944
Kenneth L. Morrow was a World War II Veteran who was killed in action in the Netherlands October 23, 1944. He was one of seven brothers serving in the war. He is listed on a monument to American soldiers of the 7th Armored Division at Ospel in the Netherlands, near where he died.
Plattsburgh Press-Republican, October 6, 1944
PURPLE HEART TO TWO OF SEVEN SERVICE SONS
Kenneth and Vernon Morrow Decorated for Wounds in France, Saipan
Pfc. Kenneth L. Morrow of the Army and Pfc. Vernon Morrow of the Marines, two of seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morrow of Saranac Lake in the armed forces, have been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on widely separated fronts.
Pfc. Kenneth Morrow was wounded in France and hospitalized in England. He returned to France Sept. 9. Pfc. Vernon Morrow was wounded at Saipan and is now hospitalized in California.
The Morrow boys, all of whom were born in Plattsburgh and moved to Saranac Lake with their parents 17 years ago, are: Pvt. Daniel Morrow, 32, who enlisted in December of 1943, now serving in Italy; Pvt. Roy, 30, who enlisted in January 1944, now stationed in Florida; Pvt. Harold, 29, enlisted in 1941, now in action in Italy; Pvt. Kenneth , 26, enlisted in March 1942, wounded in France; Pvt. James, 23, enlisted in 1942, now in action on Saipan; Pvt. Vernon, 19, wounded at Saipan; and Pvt. Carlton, 20, who enlisted in August 1841 and was killed in action June 20, 1944 at Saipan.
The brothers attended Saranac Lake schools and were employed there before entering the service.
Their mother was presented with a service flag last week by members of the Saranac Lake Lions' club. One gold star in honor of Pvt. Carlton Morrow, killed at Saipan, five silver stars in recognition of the five boys fighting overseas, and one blue star for the seventh, still in this country, are contained on the flag, representing seven of Mrs. Morrow's nine sons.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 3, 1947
RITES ARE HELD FOR PFC. KENNETH MORROW
Funeral services for Pfc. Kenneth L. Morrow, of Schuyler Falls, who was killed in action in the Netherlands Oct. 23, 1944, were held recently at the Schuyler Falls Methodist church.
Rev. William Ingham, of North Hero, Vt., former pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. C. E. Elliott. Interment was in the Patent cemetery at Peasleevllle.
Mrs. Edward Lewis and Carlton Westcott sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Goodnight Here, Good Morning Up There." Mrs. Seba Lewis was organist.
Bearers were Lyle Delong, Vernon Bruno, Russell Turner, Delbert LaRock, Leander Macey and Robert Turner. An honorary guard from the American Legion attended.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morrow, Saranac Lake, seven brothers, Frederick, of the Navy, Daniel and Roy, of Laguna Beach, Calif., Harold, Albany, and Vernon, James and Marvin, Saranac Lake, and four sisters, Miss Irma Morrow, Mrs. Mildred Kunath, and Mrs. Edna McDowell, all of Saranac Lake and Mrs. Reba Rivers, of Wellsville.