Bless you Murray for you are 100 years old
Yours is a story that has to be told
We here know you are a true hero
For in WWII you confronted the Japanese Zero
In the army you were a US Ranger
Your job was to keep us out of danger
Along the way you changed course
and joined the US Air Force
You became a navigator and your crew flew 39 missions over Japan
You brought them home safe and your pilot said you are the man
Before the bomb fell on Hiroshima you dropped leaflets as a warning
Little did you know the atomic age was dawning
You've been married to Gladys for more than 70 years
a true love story that can bring us all to tears
We here are so lucky to know you
as an American hero who fought in World War II
You are a modest man but you have the right to boast
I for one am so pleased to offer this toast.
Deliverd by best friend and author Jerry Yass on the occasion of Murray Moore's 100th birthday Jan. 17, 2017
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Murray Moore -
Introduced at the premiere of a PBS documentary about the 'top secret' Boca Raton Air Base built during WWII.
As the last surviving veteran who trained at the base in 1943 and now age 101, Murray's introduction elicited an emotional response from the audience when they realized who was in their midst.
The Boca Raton Air Base was established as part of a top secret project to train aviators in the new radar technology recently imported from England.
The base was closed immediately after the war and is now the location of Florida Atlantic University.