Morris Grant Looney - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:22 am:  Edit

Harold Peterson also provided the following information. Following WW II, "Morrie" served as a CW4 in CID for many years. He started his Military Police service with the MP Company in Ft Shafter, HI. One of his last assignments was as CID Detachment Commander at Ft Ben Harrison, IN.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:18 am:  Edit

MAJ (ret) Morris Grant Looney, 94, died on 30 August 2011. He was born in Moulton, AL, the son of Morris Loyd and Laura Geneva Woods Looney.

He enlisted in the U S Army on 2 January 1937 at Ft McClellan, AL, as a member of a non-mechanized infantry unit. At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was stationed at Ft Shafter, HI. He went on to serve in Korea and in Vientiane, Laos. He was with the Corps of Engineers in Tripoli, Libya and Camp Darby, Italy. He was an advisor to the Iranian Gendarmerie in Teheran, Iran. Among the medals he earned for his service are the Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the United Nations Service Medal. He enjoyed the opportunity to travel that his career afforded him.

After honorable discharge with the rank of Major in 1967, Morris joined the U S Department of State Agency for International Development, serving as a Military Police Advisor in South Vietnam. He was severely wounded during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam but returned to duty after a long recovery. In the early 1970s he helped establish an illegal drug intervention program in Vientiane, Laos.

After his retirement from government service, the family relocated to Lewisburg, TN, where he farmed and raised goats for more than 20 years. Morris was active in the Pineapple Military Police Association. He was a member of St John The Evangelist Catholic Church, the VFW, the NRA, the Lions Club and a 32d Degree Mason. He was a great fan of Western films, Louis L'Amour novels, German Shepherd dogs and mules. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; a brother, Quenten Sheriden; and a beloved grandson, Creighton James Scheuchenzuber. Among the survivors are his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Margaret "Marge" Mary Hu Looney.

Visitation followed by a service was held at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home on 1 September 2011. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marshall Library Foundation, PO Box 1201 or the Marshall County Child Development Center Foundation, 1600 Old Columbia Rd, both in Lewisburg, TN 37091. (Thanks to Harold Peterson)

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