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(courtesy Joel Parks)

Grave marker for Worster Miles Morgan in the Garden of Devotion, Block 20, Lot 17, Space 4 of the Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

Worster was known not only as "Woose" but also as "Pappy" since at the age of 25 he was an old-timer compared to men that served under him.  He was an outstanding NCO and received a direct commission in 1945.  The honor was overdue according to some as they said he assumed the role of Regimental S-2 when an officer was killed in Normandy.

MORGAN, WORSTER MILES, 85, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died on Monday, March 17, 2003, in Dallas. He was born July 16, 1917, in Albany, New York to James Henry and Ruth Mullen Morgan. Worster attended Baylor Military Academy, graduated from Highland Park High School, and attended Rice Institute. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, jumped in Normandy on D-Day, served in Eisenhower's Honor Guard in Frankfurt at the end of the war, and received a Purple Heart, Battlefield Commission and the Bronze Star. He also was actively involved with the reunions of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and he later enjoyed speaking to various groups about his wartime experiences. Worster went to work for Magnolia Oil Company and retired from Mobil Oil Company after 40 years. After retirement, he enjoyed affiliations with the Lighthouse for the Blind, Civil War Round Table, Brookhaven Golf Club, and the mens bible study at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, James H. Morgan, Jr. and Robert Charles Morgan. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by his wife of 55 years, Lynn Sinclair Morgan; his daughters and their families, Susan and her husband Antone Peterson and their son, Clifton Morgan Peterson, and Nancy and her husband Gregory Scott and their daughters, Laura Morgan Scott and Susannah Perin Scott; sister-in-law, Joanne Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. A Celebration of Worster's Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Main Sanctuary. Rev. Russell Jonas officiating. Interment will be private at Hillcrest Memorial Park. If desired, memorials may be made to Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Lighthouse for the Blind, or the charity of your choice in memory of Worster Miles Morgan. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401

(The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 19 Mar 2003 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

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