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Fort Benning Historic Trail

Historical Site 38. 1SG Walter Morris Quarters
Built 1931
Bldg 548. 342 Meehan St.

1SG  Walter Morris Quarters outside

1SG Walter Morris lived at 302 Meehan Street from 1943-1944.  During that time he was the first black Soldier selected for parachute duty and the first Senior NCO of the 555th Parachute Infantry Company.  The commandant of The Parachute School personally selected him to lead the original 17 black Parachute School volunteers after becoming aware of him secretly leading his subordinates through the School’s conditioning course after duty hours.  In this photo he is seen with his family in front of his house.

1SG  Walter Morris Quarters Plaque 1SG Walter Morris and family at his house (1944) 1SG Walter Morris and family at his house (1944) 1SG Walter Morris and family at his house (1944)