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Ronald Morgan papers

 Collection — Container: 01.0362 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0362

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters of personal correspondence written by Ronald Morgan, who served with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He saw action in Luzon and Okinawa and was among the first wave of American soldiers to enter Japan. The collection also contains two artifacts, an 11th Airborne patch and Morgan's Staff Sergeant patch.


  • Created: 1944-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/02/2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ronald Morgan was born July 15, 1926, in Alturas, California and received an appointment to West Point in August 1943 for the Enlisted Reserve Corps, but he broke his leg in April 1944 and was dismissed. He then enlisted in the Army and received infantry and cavalry training in Fort Monterey, California and Fort Riley, Kansas. He served overseas as part of a Reconnaissance unit in the 11th Airborne and was stationed in the Philippines, Okinawa, and mainland Japan until August 1946. He saw action in Luzon and Okinawa and received a Philippines Liberation Ribbon and a Good Conduct Ribbon, and his outfit received a presidential citation at the end of the war. He served as a supply sergeant during the American occupation of Japan and was stationed in Atsugi, Sendai, Yokohama, and Sapporo. By the time of his discharge, he had reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Ronald Morgan papers
Lee Morrison
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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