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Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|North Korean Aggression
1 to 2 August 1950
8 October 1952
|Communist China Aggression
21 to 28 December 1950
|First UN Counter Offensive
10 to 11 February 1951
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|USS General C. G. Morton (AP-138)
Major General Charles Gould Morton commanded the Hawaiian Department from 1919-1921. He was the son of Brigadier General Charles Morton. He attended the US Military Academy in 1879, obtaining his commission in 1883. For most of the first 23 years of his career, he served with the 6th Infantry Regiment, seeing action in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, including a brief stint with the 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry. For most of the next six years Morton served in various Inspector General capacities before becoming an instructor with the Massachusetts National Guard in 1912. From there Morton commanded the 5th Infantry Regiment from 1913-16 and then assumed duties as Commander of US troops in Panama. He was not there long before becoming Commanding General of the 10th Division, defending the Texas border from 1916-17. Morton then commanded the 29th Division as part of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. General Morton served with the War Department General Staff before concluding his career as Commanding General of IX Corps. He retired in 1925, and among his awards was the Distinguished Service Medal. He died in 1933.
Text from the U.S. Army Pacific
Image from "Soldiers All; Portraits and Sketches of the Men of the A. E. F. (1920)"
|660k||Starboard bow view of USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) at sea, 16 September 1944, wearing camouflage measure 33/11t. The
colors are navy gray, haze gray and pale gray. Photo taken by an airship from Airship squadron Thirty-One
(ZP-31) assigned to NAS Santa Ana CA.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-280517, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, (usndazzle.com).
|37k||Certificate issued by US Army Service Forces Transportation Corps, New York Port of Embarkation to soldiers of the 700th Military Police (PFC Valentine J. Golub) aboard USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) on 25 November 1945 from Karachi.||Jim Golub|
|37k||USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, date unknown.
US Navy photo
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|1369k||USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) packed with returning servicemen from the Pacific Theater during a Magic Carpet voyage, circa March 1946.
US Navy photo by LT. Johnston , Lighter-than-Air Airship Squadron (ZP 31), NAS Santa Ana, CA.
|Merchant Service Central Gulf Lines|
|61k||Ex-USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) in merchant service as the Central Gulf Lines Corp. SS Green Wave at Bremerhaven, Germany, November 1976.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|01||CDR. Hall, Stephen Ketcham||8 July 1944 - 15 May 1946|
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