Richard Celement “Red” Moran – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

Colonel Richard Clement Moran, age 83, of Marco Island, Florida and Bridgton, Maine, died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at the Bridgton Hospital. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont in 1938, receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering, and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant of Calvary in the regular United States Army.

He was first stationed with the 3rd Calvary Regiment at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. In 1941, he joined the 1st Invasion, the Anzio Beachhead Operation, and the Po Valley and the Rome-Arno Assaults. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal at Kasserine Pass in North Africa, as well as the Legion of Merit and the Italian Medal of Valor.

Following World War II he served as the Commanding Officer of the 100th Tank Battalion of the 1st Armored Division, Instructor of Armored Operations at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Commanding Officer of Detachment ”K” of the Korean Military Advisory Group, Advisor to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force for the Military Assistance Advisory Group-Japan, and the U.S. Embassy at the Hague, Netherlands. He served as the Professor of Military Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1968 until his retirement in 1972.

Following his retirement, he worked as an administrator for the Marco Island (Florida) Country Club Golf Course for 20 years.

He married the former Virginia Baylies on July 25, 1945. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas, of Carlisle, Massachusstts; a daughter, Susan Drake of Westford, Massachusetts; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with full military honors.

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