VINCENT   MORAN

VINCENT MORAN - SGT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • iselin
  • COUNTY:
  • Middlesex
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • December 19, 1946
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • March 28, 1969
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SGT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Vincent Moran was born on December 19, 1946.  His home of record is Iselin, NJ.  Vinny, who was only called Vincent by his mother, lived with his parents, his uncle, Joey, his two sisters, Barbara and Patty, and his brother, Robert.  They lived in Woodbridge Oaks North in Iselin.  He attended St. Cecelia's Catholic Grammar School, Colonia Middle School and graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1965, at the age of 19.

Vinny, along with his friends, were always playing ball or riding their bikes.  Vinny never got involved with sports in high school except for the ones in gym class.  He liked playing baseball and basketball at the West Iselin Parkway playground.  Vinny's family had one full sized collie as a pet.  Vinny and his friends also liked to listen to listen to 50's and 60's rock-n-roll music.  His favorite car was his 1963 gold Impala, and before that, Vinny had a '56 red Pontiac convertible.  Vinny worked at the old Edison-Plainfield drive-in theater on Oak Tree Road in Edison.  He started as a counter boy and worked his way up to concession manager in a short time.

Moran enlisted in the US Army right after high school.  He was drafted, but when he got his notice to report, he decided that he wanted to join the US Army.  He attained the rank Sergeant (SGT). 

Moran was killed on March 28, 1969, in Tay Ninh in the country of South Vietnam.  He had only been in country for one month.  While out on patrol, Moran and three other soldiers were ambushed by guerillas. 

Sources: John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and NJVVMF.

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