(Sunset Caldwell, Jackson County Veteran Service Commissioner, and Mr. Morgan)
JACKSON, OH – In a ceremony at the Jackson County Veterans Service Office today, World War II veteran Samuel D. Morgan received overdue medals he earned in combat, including the Bronze Star. The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) worked with the Veterans Service Office to secure Mr. Morgan’s overdue medals.
“Our veterans don’t often speak about their service. But through these medals and these ceremonies, we learn their stories,” said Brown. “As the only Ohioan to serve a full term on the Senate Veterans’ Committee, and the son of a WWII veteran, it’s one of my greatest honors in this job to help veterans secure the medals they have earned.”
Morgan served as an Army Infantryman in the Western Pacific during the war. He earned the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in active ground combat in 1944 but never received them due to an error with his paperwork. Morgan also earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Device and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation, which were presented to him as part of today’s ceremony.
“One of the greatest things we get to do is recognize veterans for their service,” said Arnold Tripp, Director of the Jackson County Veterans Service Office.
Ohio veterans and the family members of deceased veterans may request military records and medals by contacting Senator Brown’s Cleveland office at (216) 522-7272 or by visiting the “Constituent Services” section of Brown’s website at brown.senate.gov.