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BRUNSWICK, MAINE - United States Navy retired LCDR William George Morgan, age 90, of Neptune Drive, died Monday, June 12 at his residence.
He was born on October 25, 1926, in Henning, the son of Charles and Velma Shields Morgan.
William lived and attended schools, in Danville, until his 17th birthday, when he enlisted in the United States Navy.
He served as a TBF turret gunner flying off two Jeep carriers in the South Pacific during World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with five campaign stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal, two Presidential Unit Citations and the World War II Victory Medal.
After the war, he remained in the Navy and served on active duty for over 30 years. William served two tours in VP26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine and the last two years of his career at Patrol Wings Atlantic Fleet Headquarters in Topsham, Maine. During his naval career, he was awarded 16 medals and citations including the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals.
In 1947, he married Mary Naomi Everett. She moved with him throughout his naval career, spending two tours on Guam and one tour in Saipan. They had seven children: three sons and four daughters. Mary died in 1978.
In 1979, he married Berta Cheka and they lived in Wiscasset, Maine. She died in 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Alan Morgan of Bowdoinham and Walter Leland Morgan of El Cajon, Calif.; four daughters, Velma Marie Swett of Wiscasset, Theresa Jeanne Doyon of Howland, Edythe Louise Dersham of Bath and Barbara Alice Quinn of Austell, Ga.; three stepsons, Lance and Larry Croxford both of Wiscasset and Curt Croxford of Pittston; and a brother, Phil Morgan of Danville. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wives, he was also predeceased by a son, William Charles Morgan.
Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 16 at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick. There will be no funeral service at William's request. Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society., Atten: Development, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203.
Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 14, 2017
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