Henry Moran

Henry Moran

Henry Moran is a retired American navy captain. A veteran of many major sea actions during World War II in both European and Pacific theaters, he commanded Little Rock cruiser during this time period. Moran was awarded two medals of recognition: Silver Star for actions aboard USS Hornet; Presidential Citation for service on USS Enterprise during the Guadalcanal campaign.

Early Life and Education

Henry Moran was born in 1882 to Patrick and Hannah Moran and attended the United States Naval Academy before serving his country during World War II on board Andria Doria where he earned himself the Medal of Honor for his actions.

His legacy will live on through his wife, Belinda Batten Moran; brother Mike and his family; sister Rose Wagner and her husband Allen as well as numerous nieces and nephews who knew and loved him from Bucyrus, his longtime home.

His story inspired both the book and film of Captain Blood starring Errol Flynn. He was interred at Palisadoes Cemetery in Port Royal Jamaica but an earthquake forced it into the ocean before any recovery could occur. Captain Blood was an amazing individual characterized by great courage and strength who lived a courageous and honourable life.

Professional Career

Henry Moran has served as a guest professor at numerous American universities. Additionally, he held the Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress and an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship entitled: Landscapes of Secrecy: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and the CIA’.

He served in the US Navy during World War II as a damage-control officer on board Hornet during Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo and received the Silver Star for his bravery and courage at sea.

Community Legal Services recently worked with him to launch the first-of-its-kind “Peer Academy”, providing law students and new lawyers with mentors, expert case support, sample pleadings, subject-specific software/resources and CLE credits. Additionally, he is often asked to speak at national/international legal events on legal topics.

Achievement and Honors

Henry Moran is widely respected for his groundbreaking use of football for social development. Through his foundation, teams from shelters and communities across Melbourne Homeless World Cup (2008), South Africa Street Child World Cup (2009) and Malaysia Football For Good Festival (2013/14/15/16/16/18).

Moran’s commitment to pro bono work earned him the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, named for a Miami attorney known for their tireless pro bono advocacy. Additionally, he received the U.S. Navy Silver Star Medal, honoring conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during military action.

He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 2004 and currently belongs to Elder Law, Real Property Probate Trust Law and Solo/Small Firm Practice Law sections as well as Florida Bar.

Personal Life

Basil was an avid Sooners and Cowboys fan, loved playing golf and watching old movies. Additionally, he enjoyed volunteering for various organizations while attending movie nostalgia conventions around Oklahoma City. Basil attended Britton Road Church of Christ as his spiritual home in Oklahoma City.

He was married to Peggy, an actress who appeared in several of his films and became his best friend during their twenty-year partnership. Peggy adored her husband and often traveled with him to their favorite places; she was known for her stunning beauty, charming wit, and intelligence.

She received the Navy’s Silver Star Medal for her “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action” during World War II and also graced many diplomatic events as a notable guest.

Net Worth

Moran also found success as a TV host, having hosted Grammy pre-shows, USA and Miss Universe pageants as well as creating and producing her own show called “The Insider’s List With Julie Moran”, airing on Fine Living Network.

She began acting at five, appearing on television programs such as Family Affair, The Waltons and Gunsmoke as guest stars. Additionally, she made appearances in 1968 comedy film How Sweet It Is! and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.

Moran died of throat cancer at 56 on April 22, 2017 from financial complications arising from her debts, leaving her not financially secure when she passed. She was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills.

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