Born April 9, 1914, Omaha, Nebraska USA; died May 20, 1993, age 79 of
“heart failure”, Saint Nicolas Hospital, Eupen Belgium.
Father: Daniel Joseph Moran, born Oct. 16, 1889, Scranton,
Pennsylvania; died Oct.24ᵗʰ,1964, age 75, Bronx, New York. Inspector, Omaha Gas
Company and later New York Con Edison Gas Company.
Mother: Belle Moran, né Combs, born Jan.6ᵗʰ,1891, Omaha,
Nebraska; died Oct. 1923, age 32, Omaha, Nebraska. Housewife.
1919-1924, St. Patrick’s School, Omaha Nebraska
1924-1925, Irving School, Sioux City, Iowa
1925-1930, St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Work prior to enlisting in US Army:
1931-1935: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York (Accounting Clerk, Cashier)
1936-1941: Barbizon Hotel, New York (Audit Supervisor)
History in US Army:
1940: joined New York National Guard, 258ᵗʰ Field Artillery, Bronx, NY
Feb.7ᵗʰ,1941: enlisted in US Army, Field Radio Specialist, HQ Battery,
258ᵗʰ Field Artillery, Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, NY (June 2ⁿᵈ,1941
regiment transferred to Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont)
April 1942-Oct. 1945: Intercept Operator, 121ˢᵗ Signal Radio
Intelligence Company, European Theater:
- May 11ᵗʰ,1942-Oct.29ᵗʰ,1943: Iceland
7th,1945: arrival in Belgium (meets his future bride in Eupen, Belgium)
departure on S.S. John Ericsson from Le Havre, France with destination New York;
“Honorable Discharge” from US Army; Nov.5ᵗʰ,1945: re-enlists with request for
overseas posting to Belgium.
Dec,1945/Jan.1946: future wife Netty requests “character reference and
interview on Raymond from Catholic Parish Bronx, New York; reply, Dec.6ᵗʰ,1945:
“He truly loves you much since it is
only because of you that he has re-enlisted in the army”.
- (August 1946: security clearance/declaration of
intention to marry. Reason for marriage, on both declarations: “mutual
Nov.1945-Nov.1948, Second Signal Service Bn, Nurnberg, Germany;
Nov.1948-April 1951 Graves Registration, Liege, Belgium.
Subsequent postings were in Augusta, Georgia; Giessen, Germany; Queens,
New York; Verdun, France; Pirmasens, Germany; and New York City (108ᵗʰ INTC
Group) from July 1960 until retirement in October 1965.
Employment as Group Adjutants Assistant, 650ᵗʰ MI Group, SHAPE, Mons
Belgium, Jan. 1968- May 1973.