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Brian Morris
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Date Posted: 10:11:21 05/29/02 Wed

I am researching the USS HARRIS APA-2. I had an uncle on her from Nov. 1941 to March 1946, Aldon "Pinky" Morris. She participated in 13 invasions and earned 10 Battle Stars. My uncle talked very little about his experiences other than he loved the Navy and wanted to go back. He never did because of nightmares and bad memories.
I have, since his death, found that he was an assault boat coxswain on the invasions. He was discharged in 1946 as a Chief Boatswain's Mate, he had joined in 1939, after Boot Camp went to USS Pennsylvania BB-38 until Oct. 1941 when transferred to HARRIS. He and 7 other men were the only ones to ride her for the entire war. She covered over 250,000 miles and served in all theaters of operation. Any one who may have know a Boatswain they called "Pinky" on HARRIS, I would like to hear from you. If anyone has info the HARRIS I would like to hear from you also.

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