William R. Morrison

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Assistant Sergeant of the Guard, Commander of the Relief, Sentinel

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank

Master Sergeant

Tomb Dates

Jan 1979 - Dec 1981

Military Dates

Oct 1975 - Apr 1996

Society Membership

Founding Father

Home City / State

Newville, WV

Current City / State

Sutton, WV

Tomb Reflections

While guarding the Tomb, hearing stories of loved ones passed as I conducted my walk. Made you feel honored to be doing what you did after hearing what so many before you did and gave during their tour.

Units & Campaigns

3rd United States Infantry (Old Guard)
United States Army South

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award)
Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award)
National Defense Service Medal
Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Expert Infantryman Badge
Tomb Guard Identification Badge
Drill Sergeant Identification Badge

Support the Society

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) is able to provide our programs, events, assistance, scholarships, and services due to the generosity of its members, organizations, and individuals. SHGTUS does not receive institutional funding. Note: The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions may be fully tax deductible.