SGM Roy L. Morrow was born on September 22, 1919
in Bowie, TX. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 8, 1940, and served in the Pacific
Theater of Operations during World War II. He was captured by Japanese forces in 1942 and
was a prisoner of war (POW) until 1945. His many decorations include the American Defense
Service Medal with Foreign Service Clasp, National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf
Cluster), World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with Bronze
Star), American Campaign Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.
Roy L. Morrow
Quartermaster Hall of Fame
During his time as a Japanese POW, SGM Morrow showed his leadership
abilities. He was often called upon to serve as a leader in the absence of officers in the
POW camp and always served with valor. Both during the war and throughout the remainder of
his career, SGM Morrow's actions were characterized by his professional knowledge,
superior performance, and dedication duty. He died on December 24, 1982.