Mush Morton had the indefinable ability to inspire other men to great acts of courage in war and the rare ability to know when to push the envelope and when to back off. He was the kind of leader men would follow anywhere. Yet even a warrior as fierce as Dudley Morton has to be able to relax, indeed, must be able to relax and allow his mind to focus on something beyond war. Morton found his relaxation in sewing, of all things. That’s right. He liked to sew.
Wrote Richard O’Kane, then executive officer of the USS Wahoo:
[Source: Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard H. O’Kane (three stars).]