Morris Dennis, former owner of Dennis Paper Company in Nashville was recognized for his military service in World War II during the March 12, 2022 hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues:
"Born and raised right here in Nashville, Morris Dennis would leave during his senior year at North High School in 1944 to volunteer for the Navy during World War II.
Landing in Liverpool, England, Morris would board LST 58 where he would be promoted to Coxswain (pronounced "kak-son") and pilot the LCVP landing craft providing reinforcements on Utah Beach in Normandy, France.
Morris would complete 45 missions between England and France. LST 58 would later embark with British troops out of Hamburg for Operation Apostle, the liberation of Norway. Morris would finish his Navy career aboard the USS Cone 866 on a goodwill tour throughout Europe showcasing the Navy's newly commissioned and state-of-the-art destroyer.
Morris would return to Nashville where he would marry his sweetheart Agnes with whom he was married for 67 years.
He would also found Dennis Paper Company, a well respected member of the Nashville business community for over 53 years where you may still see him periodically in the office. Please help me thank Nashville's very own member of The Greatest Generation, Morris Dennis."