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S/Sgt. Bryant, Morris

S/Sgt. Morris A. Bryant

T/4 Staff Sergeant, Company D/HQ2, 511th PIR

August 3, 1919 – November 16, 1999 (Age 80) - obituary

Citations: Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Badge, Philippine Liberation Medal with service star, the American Defense Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars and one Arrowhead, Marksman: .30 Carbine, M1 Garand and .45 pistol

Unit Nickname: "Morry"

Morris “Morry” Allen Bryant was born in 1919 in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Grant High School there. He died November 16, 1999 in Issaquah, Washington, and requested that his ashes be scattered over Ft. Stevens Point on the Oregon Coast.

He served as a Staff Sergeant with the 11th Airborne in the US Army in New Guinea, southern Philippines and Luzon. 

After his military service, Morris worked as a real estate broker in Oregon and California. He was a member of the Newport Harbor, California Elks Lodge and an associate member of Hillsboro Elks Lodge 1862. He was a member of the 11th Airborne Association, American Legion Post 104 in Aloha and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2966 in Hillsboro.

Morris enjoyed attending the Army Reunions, and we all enjoyed knowing his second Wife, Barbara, who preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Deidra M. Faessler of Issaquah, Washington, a son, Rod Bryant of Palm Springs, California.

If you would  like to learn more about Morris' exploits within and the history of the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II, please consider purchasing a copy of the book WHEN ANGEL'S FALL: FROM TOCCOA TO TOKYO, THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II, available in the regimental online store, on Amazon or wherever military history books are sold.