Ohio, N.Y.

Contributed by Betsy Voorhees


(Sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Moran)

5 Moran Brothers

Alfred, Gordon, Arnold, Oliver and Fred

Two Moran boys, Sgt. Alfred Moran and Pfc. Gordon Moran, have been presented Purple Hearts. A recent telegram from the War Department stated that Sgt. Alfred Moran, 27, was wounded in the back and left arm in Germany. Alfred enlisted Aug. 17, 1941, and received his training at Fort Knox, KY., Camp Cook, Calif., and Camp Niagara. He went overseas in January, 1944.

Pfc. Gordon Moran, 20, has returned to France in limited service following the freezing of his feet. He has been confined in hospitals in England and Paris. A graduate of the Poland Central School, he was inducted in August, 1943. He is a member of the 7th Infantry Division and went overseas in October, 1944.

Pfc. Arnold Moran, 20, serving in the 825th Tank Destroyers, was inducted Dec. 31, 1942. Previous to becoming a member of the Tank Destroyers he had several months training in the commandos. Arnold saw action in Belgium, France and Germany. Before induction he was employed by the U. S. Geodetic Survey. He attended Holland Patent schools.

Cpl. Oliver Moran, 33, is with the 732nd Railway Operating Battalion and was inducted Nov. 7, 1943. He had his training at Paluche, LA; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Jefferson Barracks, MO. Oliver went overseas in September, 1944. He also has served in France, Belgium and Germany. His wife is the former Miss Ethel Cave of Poland.

Lt. Fred Moran, of the 1256 Engineers Battalion is in Germany. He enlisted Jan. 13, 1941, was with an amphibious unit when the Japs struck at Pearl Harbor. Fred is a graduate of Poland Central School.

A sixth son, Pvt. James Moran, of Poland, received an honorable discharge from the Army last November.

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