Joe Michael Moran: August 14, 1945—April 4, 1968
Joe Michael Moran, Warrant Officer (WO-1), U.S. Army, was killed in action while flying an Army helicopter in the Republic of Vietnam. Mike was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army, and his tour of duty began on December 15, 1967. His military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with one bronze battle star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Mike and his family had moved from Bryan to West Columbia, Texas, prior to his graduation from high school, and it was from there that he entered the Army.