Morris Wolin, 66, a retired Hecht Co. employe who had been a lieutenant colonel in the D.C. Army National Guard, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring after a heart attack.
Mr. Wolin retired in 1977 after 47 years as a retail men's clothing salesman, first at Hecht's main store in Washington and then at Landover Mall.
He joined the National Guard in 1930 served in the Pacific in World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Guard in 1965.
During World War II, he was awarded the Soldier's Medal for "heroic action at great personal risk" when he helped rescue the crew of an Army bomber that had crashed into an ignited gasoline storage dump.
Mr. Wolin was a member of Silver Spring Memorial Post No. 2562 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette, and two daughters, Marilyn and Michele, all of the home in Silver Spring; another daughter, Lora Lee Rodriguez, of Silver Spring; two sisters. Esther Davidson, of Silver Spring, and Edna Saltzman of New York City; two brothers, Nathan, of Silver Spring, and Frank, of Bethesda, and two grandchildren.