It is an unfortunate fact of life that every time I send out a letter to the old Seahorses still on our roster that I get bad news. Our numbers keep dropping so we particularly value any one who is left even if we can't get to see him. At our reunion every year we drink a toast to the memory of all our departed comrades. Your loss is ours as well, and may he rest in Peace
36 Engineers are rugged......John T Fallon II. Capt. USA Ret.
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:27:40 -0400
It is with deep sadness that I must report to you that my father, Harry R. Moran, passed away on May 3, 2012, one month shy of his 92nd birthday.
Harry enlisted in the Army on October 24, 1941 prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. He served during the war as a Sergeant in Company D of the 36th Engineers Combat Regiment. Harry fought in several major campaigns, battles and invasions including Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded March 2, 1944 at Anzio and awarded the Purple Heart.
His service with the 36th Engineers was a matter of great pride for him as it was for his family. He appreciated receiving your letters and announcements and was greatly disappointed when his health would no longer allow him to travel to the reunions.
I hope your upcoming reunion is a memorable success. God bless you and the rest of the Seahorses.