You posted way back in 2001, so you might not be here. I am the daughter of the Morris sailorWilbert Schroeder, "Fiddle" to some.
He went to some of the Morris reunions before he passed away in 1999. I just returned from my first USS Morris (DD-417)reunion. There are sailors and family just now finding the reunion. for the first time, and it was really an emotional time for me.
The ship was damaged by a Kamikaze, patched up by the sailors themselves, and sailed back to the U.S. for repairs. The sailors went on leave while the repairs were being done and the war ended, so the sailors never had a homecoming victory goodbye, but were dispersed.
There will be another reunion next year, in Myrtle Beach.