Grave markers for Lem A. Morgan in Block
55, Lot 53 of Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne (Johnson county), Texas.
Lem enlisted in the Army at Dallas, TX
on 9 October 1942, his enlistment record carries his given name as "Lim"
and that error occurred often in his records. Earlier in federal
census records he was always listed by his middle name of Alban which on
the 1940 census was misspelled as "Alwan."
Pvt Morgan, a medic attached to
Hq 1st, was promoted to Corporal on 17 July 1943
Col Morgan was listed as Missing In
action as of 6 June 1944 but then later found to have been wounded in
action and in hospital. He returned to the company on 7 August
Cpl Morgan was promoted to T/4 on 31
On 12 January 1945 T.4 Morgan was
evacuated to a field hospital as a non-battle casualty, probably due to
frostbite. He was able to rejoin the company on 30 January
His military decorations include the
Purple Heart, Combat Medic badge and the Bronze Service Arrowhead
device, both awarded for Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 44.
Based on the grave marker inscription
of "REV" Lem apparently became a minister after the war.