Morris E. Canady

NAME
Morris Everett Canady
NICKNAME
MCSN
367000
HOME OF RECORD
Goode, VA
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Roy M. Canady
DATE OF BIRTH
March 7, 1921
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 20, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
September 24, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed In Action
UNIT
C/1/7th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Morris Canady was participating in a combat patrol with First Battalion, 7th Marines, on 24 September 1942. His company was assigned to provide rearguard security while two other companies searched for a suitable bivouac location. The scouts tripped an ambush, and in the ensuing fracas PFC Canady was killed. He was the only casualty in his company.

The following morning, PFC Canady’s body was buried with four of his comrades in a small plot on “Hill X” in Guadalcanal’s backcountry.  Multiple post-war searches of the area failed to locate these graves.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in the field.
“Hill X, Aerial Mosaic Map, Ref. 1-20,000, Grave 2”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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