Pacific Grove man recalls 'Bridge Too Far' jump behind enemy lines

Full story: Monterey County Herald

On Sept. 17, 1944, Cpl. Jerome "Jerry" Morse parachuted into Holland from a C-47 transport plane that had an engine trailing smoke.
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nobama

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Sep 15, 2009
 
i'm trying to figure out how Vern Fisher from The Herald is credited with taking a picture of Mr. Morse walking through Holland in World War II. Because he took a photo of a photo maybe? I don't know that that is proper.

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Monterey County, CA

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Sep 15, 2009
 
nobama wrote:
i'm trying to figure out how Vern Fisher from The Herald is credited with taking a picture of Mr. Morse walking through Holland in World War II. Because he took a photo of a photo maybe? I don't know that that is proper.
The online version of the story incorrectly attributed the older photo to Herald photographer Vern Fisher. You are correct, the photo was actually contributed by Jerome Morse. I've changed the photo credit; thanks for letting us know!

Lisa Mitchell, Online Editor
The Monterey County Herald
Wrangler

Birds Landing, CA

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Sep 15, 2009
 
Lets change Broadway Ave in Seaside to Morse Street, in honor of someone who fought for freedom.
Oldschool

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Sep 15, 2009
 
Thank you Mr. Morse for your service and selflessness. "The Greatest Generation" indeed.
Susie Q

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Sep 15, 2009
 
Thank you, Mr Morse for sharing your inspiring story. Young people in our country need to hear the stories of your lives while you're still living. Pacific Grove Middle School and Pacific Grove High School both have teachers who require their students to interview people of the "greatest generation" and prepare a report. These were some of my childrens favorite school projects. Not only did they learn about the world at another time, they came to see their neighbors, grandparents or whoever in a different light. I truly hope you have been interviewed by some of these kids. What a treat for them!
Donna Garcia

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Sep 16, 2009
 
My uncle, Lt Robert Marx was in that operation. He landed on his head as he jumped into Holland on his way to the bridge at Arnhem. His son is in Holland today to take part in the 65th anniversary commemeration of the invasion.
Does anyone outhere remember Uncle Bob?
e-mail me at DGA215@Yahoo.com

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