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[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0328]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The approximate $15,000 raised for Sgt. Elmer Morriss, a badly battered state war hero, is safe in the vaults of the Exchange National Bank in Ardmore. Here, Trooper Roy L. Clinton of Ardmore carries it into the vault while B. S. Frost of the bank watches."
Date: November 20, 1945
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0314]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Sgt. Elmer J. Morriss of Ringling, Okla., works diligently at McCloskey General Hospital, Temple, Texas, on an almost completed hand-tooled, hand-laced leather bag for his wife, Velma Lee. Sgt. Morriss lost both legs, his right arm, the index finger on his left hand, and the sight of his right eye in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe."
Date: October 30, 1945
Creator: U. S. Signal Corps
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0323]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Elmer Morriss and his wife, Velma Lee, have a lot to be happy about these days as they plan for an addition to their family. Elmer is making a fast comeback from his disabling war injuries, and has begun remodeling work on their new home in Ringling."
Date: July 30, 1946
Creator: Meek, Richard B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0309]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "W. W. Woodworth, Ringling, banker and one of the trustee group which raised the Elmer Morriss fund, chats with Elmer and his wife, Velma, at the gate of the new Morriss home. Meanwhile, he's tugging at the toe of Danny Jay, the Morriss' 6-month-old son."
Date: March 26, 1947
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0295]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Many people were eager and waiting for Sgt. Elmer Morriss to arrive so that they could shake the hand of the 22-year-old example of high courage. Harvey Terry, the Ardmore man who has personally escorted Morriss within the state and on frequent trips to and from McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, Texas, stands back of Morriss' chair."
Date: November 2, 1945
Creator: Stockwell, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0307]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Despite the fact that he has two artificial legs and one artificial arm, Elmer Morriss drives this car, which was a gift of a Fort Worth automobile dealer."
Date: March 26, 1947
Creator: Johnson, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0325]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A shame and a disgrace" is the way Elmer Morriss describes the U. S. conduct of the war in Vietnam. He sees the action as a stalemate. "When you're in a fight, you either fight to win or you get out," the vet from WWII said Sunday, as he is pictured here in his Ringling home with wife, Velma Lee."
Date: November 29, 1968
Creator: Hill, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0287]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "John Steel Batson, Oklahoma legislator, acting as official representative of Gov. Robert S. Kerr, presents to Staff Sgt. Elmer Morriss, Ringling, a commission as an honorary colonel of the governor's staff. This award was made during the Southern Oklahoma Boxing Tournament in Ardmore. Proceeds from the tourney benefitted the Sgt. Elmer Morriss fund."
Date: October 3, 1945
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0322]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Sgt. Elmer Morriss, Oklahoma war hero, is shown here with his mother, Mrs. E. L. Morriss of Ringling, left; his wife, Velma Lee, and his father, E. L. Morriss, on a recent visit they made in McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, Texas."
Date: October 3, 1945
Creator: U.S. Signal Corps
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0289]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Elmer Morriss, of Ringling, Okla., who lost both legs, an arm and an eye in the Battle of the Bulge, was not a forgotten hero when he came home from the war. Newspapers across southern Oklahoma and north Texas gathered more than $30,000 to buy a home and farm for the ex-sergeant and his wife, Velma Lee. Here, Morriss is shown walking in OKC."
Date: April 26, 1946
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0298]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Contributions to the Elmer Morriss fund made through The Daily Oklahoman were sent to The Daily Ardmoreite Friday through Highway Patrolmen working in relays. Shown is Trooper Glenn Clark, who left the Oklahoman office at 2 p.m. with nearly $15,000 in contributions. Grand total for the fund is over $30,000."
Date: November 16, 1945
Creator: Meek, Richard B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0304]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Sgt. Elmer Morriss got a big lift out of the mat action Friday night at Stockyards Coliseum as well as from the generous wrestling fans who boosted his "fund" with $2,700 raised at the benefit show. Here, the sergeant intently enjoys the action as does his brother, right, but his wife, center, looks a little alarmed."
Date: November 2, 1945
Creator: Meek, Richard B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0324]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Oklahoma's Sgt. Elmer Morriss came to Oklahoma City Friday to be the city's guest for five days. He is shown here walking by the Skirvin Hotel, his headquarters for the visit."
Date: November 2, 1945
Creator: Stockwell, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society