Dick Moran

D Company 1969
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Tour Dates: January ’69 – May, ’69
Unit: D, 3rd Plt, 3rd squad (Bill Smith sqd ldr)
Events: Blew my knee out on FB Fury helping to build a landing pad (dropped a piece of psb on my knee and had it rebuilt in Japan)
Discharged: May ’70 with 10% disability on my knee.
Currently: Retired from 22 years of commerical banking and now have my own consulting firm, New Moon Rising Consulting.

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Welcome Home, Brother

For those who fought and still remain in a country far away, Whose memory is forever etched on walls of granite cold and black,
We say,

Welcome home!

For those who endured,
Who suffered wounds visible and unseen,
Whose return was not of hero’s stuff,
But of scorn, of hate, of ridicule and of laughter cruel,
We say,

Welcome home!

For those whose nights are filled with visions dark and ill still,
Of battles fought, of comrades lost,
Of pain unending and solace fleeting,
We say,

Welcome home!

For generations yet unborn,
Who again will answer the call,
To fight and die in distant lands,
For causes just or ill,
We say,

Welcome home!

For all who fought,
Who have returned,
Who remember still that land so far away,
For whom the years now slip by as fleeting as a cloud,
Forever we will say,

Welcome home,

Welcome home,

Welcome home, Brother!

R. Edmund Moran
D Co., 2/327th Inf.(1969)