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William Morrow
Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
1937

William Morrow
Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
1938

 

 


WILLIAM MORROW

What happened and when?
Questions?

While going through the Hackensack High School yearbooks in August of 2009, I came across something I had not seen before. William Morrow has his photo in both the 1937 yearbook and 1938 yearbook. My immediate thought was why? Then, I remembered what his brother, E. Frederic Morrow, had written in his book, Way Down South Up North, about William suffering some sort of a break down. William had finished the eighth grade by the age of 12 and Frederic Morrow seems to imply that William was pushing too hard too fast and it began to wear him down. I would think whatever happened is the reason for the two photos.

Whether he stayed an extra year just so he could gain some maturity, or if he needed to complete some classes, I do not know. What we do know is that William Morrow still graduated from
Hackensack High School at the very young age of sixteen. He served in the Army during World War II
and made a career out of it after the war. Let us never forget the soldier's sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli
August 2009

 


WORLD WAR II

WILLIAM MORROW

1937 H.H.S.

LANDING IN NORTH AFRICA – William Morrow was on landing which was lead by Admiral Hewitt H.H.S. graduate 1903 which George Sellarole, Jr. 1940 Hackensack High School graduate was involved in as an anti-aircraft gunner.

ANZIO BEACH – William Morrow 1937 HHS was involved in the battle of Anzio Beach along with
George Sellarole, Jr. HHS graduate 1940 who was an antiaircraft gunner during the Anzio Beach
campaign and Joseph Mauriello H.H.S. graduate 1934 who received a bronze star during the invasion
on Anzio Beach in Italy and is teacher Richard Mauriello's father. Anzio Beach battle in Italy was among
the toughest battles in the European Theatre.

BATTLE OF THE BULGE William Morrow HHS 1937 was also involved with this battle which was one of the most famous battles of World War II.

William Morrow was involved with some of the greatest battles of World War II.

Let us never forget the soldiers sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli