Originally posted on Project 365 Vets:
Newton County resident Bill Morris learned about Pearl Harbor at a movie theater in Social Circle. He recalled, “Uncle Sam pointed a finger at us from the screen and said, ‘I need you!’ Well, when we turned 18 he got us.”
Born in Bethlehem, GA in 1924, Morris, 4 of his brothers, plus 2 brothers-in-law, served in WWII. Morris said, “My twin brother and I were inseparable but the army sent me to Camp Crowder, MO and sent Jack to California. Our mother was seething.” Mrs. Morris wrote President Roosevelt and Secretary of War Stimson demanding the twins be reunited. They were. Bill and Jack fought the entire war side by side.
The Morris twins learned the art of stringing communications wire and mastered heavy weapons at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. “It’s not Missouri, it’s the state of Misery, if you ask me,” he said.
In Feb ’44 the…
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