Born: c. 1925

Died: July 30, 2014


Children: Dianne Morrow Santerre

Vernon J. Morrow was a World War II veteran who was wounded in the war.  He was a son of Herbert and Stella (Blair) Morrow.

Plattsburgh Press-Republican, October 6, 1944


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, 28, enlisted in 1942, now in action on Saipan; Pvt. Vernon, 19, wounded at Saipan; and Pvt. Carlton, 20, who enlisted in August 1941 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.

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