To commemorate the 70th anniversaries of D-Day and V-J Day, American Portfolios is proud to have partnered with non-profit organization Honor Flight Long Island to capture stories of surviving WWII Veteran heroes. The Silent Strength video series, which began in 2014, will continue throughout 2015, bringing viewers fascinating, first-hand accounts from a generation of veterans who served both European and Pacific tours of duty in one of the deadliest wars in history.
Thomas J. Morris | Staff Sergeant, Engineer Gunner; Army Air Corps; 319th Bomb Group, 437th Squadron | Served in Japan, China and Korea | Received the following medals for his service: Three Air Medals (Okinawa, China and Japan) and The Distinguished Flying Cross
As an engineer gunner on a soaring A26 Invader, Mr. Morris witnessed the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. He provides a truly unique perspective of the event that would lead to Japan's surrender and, ultimately, bring an end to WWII.