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William Joseph Morrissey, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, European-African Theater, American Defense and American Theater medals, Victory medals World War I and II (United States), Honorary Commander Order British Empire, Croix de Guerre (France). Member Association United States Army.


Morrissey, William Joseph was born on February 3, 1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael and Mary (McMahon) Morrissey.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1925.


Commissioned 2d. Lieutenant, United States Army, 1912, advancing through the grades to brigadier general, 1944. Served as battalion commander and regimental Executive officer 36th Division, during World War I. Professor military science and tactics, Syracuse (New York) U., 1920-1924.

General Staff Corps, 1935-1937. Deputy assistant chief of staff, G-4, War Department General Staff, 1942-1946. Assigned to staff of commanding general American Ground Forces in Pacific.

Retired as brigadier general, United States Army, October 31, 1947.


Member Association United States Army. Clubs: Commonwealth California.


Married Charlotte Farris, November 4, 1921.

Michael Morrissey

Mary (McMahon) Morrissey

Charlotte Farris