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RM1c Joseph Moran

RM1c Joseph Moran
Title: RM1c Joseph Moran
Caption: Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet, awards a Purple Heart to RM1c Joseph Moran and his fellow survivors of the loss of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) at Base Hospital #18 Guam. The other two Sailors pictured are BGM3c Glenn Morgan (left) and S1c Louis Bitonti (right). Because survivors were initially taken to Samar and Peleliu, they did not know the fate of many shipmates until they were all finally consolidated at Guam.  Photo released 15 August 1945, likely taken around 13 August. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
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