Ernest Roland Morgan
Major General, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
Ernest Roland Morgan, General, United States Army (retired) was born March 29, 1932, and he was called back home November 21, 2001, following knee surgery in Huntsville, Alabama. He made national headlines in 1975 when he was captured in Beirut, Lebanon by Lebanese terrorists and released 13 days later.
He went on to become the Adjutant General of the D.C. National Guard and finally the Commanding General of the National Guard of the U.S. Virgin Islands. His military career spanned 35 years. He had a tour of duty in Korea and in Vietnam and retired in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Morgan of Huntsville, Alabama; a daughter Deborah Manning of Fort Washington, Maryland; two sons, Michel Morgan of Haw River, North Carolina and Byron Morgan of Austin, Texas, and two brothers, Harry Morgan and Sherman Morgan of Petersburg, Virginia.
Burial 9 a.m. Thursday, December 13, at Arlington National Cemetery.
MORGAN, ERNEST ROLAND
Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:
Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Roland Morgan (1953-99)
Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Roland Morgan, Jr.
United States Army
August 03, 1953 - May 04, 1999
United States Military Academy, 1976
Quantico National Cemetery
Morgan, Ernest Roland III
Born 3 August 1953
Died 16 May 1999
U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel
Residence: Woodbridge, Virginia
Section 3, Grave 947
Buried 28 May 1999
Appointment of Colonel Ernest Roland Morgan as Adjutant General of the Militia of the District of Columbia
December 3, 1981
The President today announced his intention to appoint Colonel Ernest Roland Morgan to be Adjutant General of the Militia of the District of Columbia. He would succeed Brigadier General Wayne W. Bridges.
Colonel Morgan was Chief of Operations and Training, Artillery Brigade, Europe, in 1965-66; Executive Officer, 94th Artillery Group, Europe, in 1966-67; School Secretary, Division Chief, United States Army Intelligence School, Fort Holabird, Maryland, in 1967-69; Assistant Inspector General, United States Army, Vietnam, in 1969-70; Commander, 4th Nike Hercules Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1971-72; Chief, Tactical ADP Branch/Staff Officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Force Development, Army Staff, Washington, D.C., in 1972-73.
In 1973-74 he attended the Army War College.
He was Chief, Plans & Programs Branch, U.S. Army Element JUSMMAT, Ankara,
Turkey, in 1974-75; Director, National Security Seminar, U.S. Army War
College, in 1975-77; professor of
He graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A.) and Shippensburg State College (M.S.). He resides in Houston, Texas, and was born March 29, 1932, in Petersburg, Virginia.
MORGAN, ERNEST ROLAND
Posted: 8 December 2001 Updated: 4 January 2002 Updated 4 August 2005 Updated: 7 February 2010