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Ocie Butler Morrison, American naval officer. Decorated Legion Merit with gold star and oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with gold star. Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Breast Order on Yun Hui (China); Danish Red Cross medal; National Defense, Korean, United Nations service medals. American College of Surgeons fellow; member Association Military Surgeons, American Medical Association; Mason (32 degree).; Rotarian.


Morrison, Ocie Butler was born on November 20, 1896 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Ocie Butler and Mary Young (Barner) Morrison.


Doctor of Medicine, University Virginia, 1925. Postgraduate United States Naval Medical School, 1935-1936. United States.M.C. Staff and Command School, 1944.


March 1966); children—Robert Holcombe, Mary Barner (wife William W. South, United States Navy). Married second, Mary June Clark, October 8, 1966. Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), Medical Corps United States Navy, 1925, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1958.

Intern, staff Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, 1925-1927. Various assignments, 1927-1934. Staff United States Naval Academy, 1936-1940.

Senior medical officer of United States Ship Chicago, Pearl Harbor, T.H., 1940-1942. Professional assistant commanding medical officer Naval Hospital, Seattle, 1942. Commanding medical officer Armed Guard Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1942, senior medical officer Armed Guard School, Advance Base Depot, Receiving Barracks, 1943.

Corps surgeon 1st Marine Amphibious Corps (later designated Third Amphibious Corps), 1944-1945. Chief surgery, later Executive officer Naval Hospital, Santa Margarita Ranch, Oceanside, California, 1945-1948. Executive officer Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1948-1949.

Director personnel division, bureau medicine and surgery Navy Department, Washington, 1949-1950. Commanding officer Naval Hospital, San Diego, 1950-1952. Medical officer staff Commander Naval Forces Far East, 1952-1953.

District medical officer 1st Naval District Headquarters, Boston, 1953. Director for planning and liaison, office or Assistant Secretary Defense, 1953-1954. Commanding officer United States Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1955-1957.

District medical officer Fifth Naval District, Headquarters, Naval Base, Norfolk, 1957-1958. District medical officer 11th Naval District, San Diego, California, from 1958.


American College of Surgeons fellow. Member Association Military Surgeons, American Medical Association. Mason (32 degree).; Rotarian.


Married Stella Holcombe Moodey, August 6, 1919 (deceased.; married second, Mary June Clark, October 8, 1966. Children: Robert Holcombe, Mary Barner (wife William W. South, United States Navy).

Ocie Butler Morrison

Mary Young (Barner) Morrison

Stella Holcombe Moodey

Mary June Clark

Robert Holcombe Morrison

Mary Barner (wife William W. South Morrison

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