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army officer

Richard Bartholomew Moran, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (United States), Commander British Empire (Great Britain), Croix de Guerre (France), Grand Officer, Crown of Italy, Military Medal (Italy), War Medal (Brazil). Member American Legion, Sigma Chi. Knights of Columbus Retired.

Background

Moran, Richard Bartholomew was born on November 26, 1895 in Florence, Colorado, United States. Son of William George and Mary Jane (Coyle) Moran.

Education

Student Colorado State College, 1914-1917.

Career

Commissioned First lieutenant, United States Army, May 6, 1917, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1942. Served World War I; overseas assignment with 5th Army and 15th Army Group in Italy. In Africa and Austria with (General Mark W. Clark.

Signal officer, 4th Army, Fort Sam Houston, 1947-1950. General manager Imperial Board Telecommunications of Ethiopia, 1951-1952. Now administrator civil defense Kerr County, Texas.

Membership

Member American Legion, Sigma Chi. Knights of Columbus Retired.

Connections

Married Thelma Thickins, July 15, 1917 (divorced). Married second, Blanche Ruth Bird, February 21, 1949.

father:
William George Moran

mother:
Mary Jane (Coyle) Moran

spouses:
Thelma Thickins

Blanche Ruth Bird