Fort Hunter, N.Y.

Contributed by Paula Turner


My Grandmother, a widow, sent all five sons to WW2. They were from Fort Hunter. I have photos of four in uniform (ex. for Uncle Ray, the youngest brother) and photos of my Grandmother when they were just little boys. Four of my uncles are listed on the Fort Hunter Memorial. I would like to honor my Father and all my Uncles for service to their country. I only have one Uncle still living, Roger E. Moran, and my Father passed away several years ago.

The Five Moran Boys and Mother Ruth

My grandmother Ruth Ellen (Howard) Moran and her 5 sons when they were small.

The Moran Boys

All of Ruth's sons from Ft. Hunter. John and Roger were in uniform and Frank H. Moran already gotten his discharge.

The Morans in the paper

A newspaper account of three of our heroes.

Two Fort Hunter brothers seeing foreign service in different parts of the world are Lieutenant Roger E. Moran, U.S. Army pilot, now on duty in the Asiatic threater of operations, and Private John H. Moran, who has been to England since early last Fall. A third brother, Sergeant Technician Frank H. Moran, was honorably discharged by the Army June 16, 1942, after more than two years of service.

Lieutenant Moran enlisted as an aviation cadet in January, 1942, and after training at various Army air fields, received his pilot's "wings" at Turner Field, Albany, Ga., November 10, 1942. Since then, he has been a member of the Ferrying Command, engaged in the transportation of all types of planes to every section of the country and, in a number of instances, to foreign destinations. He was recently promoted to first pilot and assigned to the eastern war area. Lieut. Moran is a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School and Union College.

Following his enlistment December 13, 1942, Private John H. Moran went to Camp Lee, Va., for his basic training and upon its completion, was assigned to the 6th Transportation Regiment. He was sent overseas in September. A graduate of the Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, Private Moran was employed as an inspector at the General Electric Company's plant in Schenectady before joining the armed forces.

Sergeant Frank Moran entered military service February 14, 1941. Attached to the 29th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. for eight months, he was later transferred to the infantry schoo at that base as bayonet instructor for officer candidates. Well deserved promotions came in rapid succession (rest illegible, as seen in photograph).

Paul L. Moran

A picture of my father, Paul L. Moran, when he was in the U.S. Navy.

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