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« on: July 06, 2011, 12:00:11 AM »

A brief sketch of Harry Simmon Morris career in the United States Navy provided by Richard Cone, grandson, with a photograph:

He entered the program in 1903, and was the very last Boy paid in the Apprentice Program.  He retired in 1958 after 55 years of continuous active duty, the nation’s record for the longest enlisted service.  He sailed with the Great White Fleet after serving training aboard the Constellation, the Dixie and the Lancaster.  He was a salvage diver in World War II on the West Virginia, and he founded the Great White Fleet Association along with another veteran.  They held annual reunion dinners every year at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego.
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