From the archive: Rubber bullet victim Richard Moore bound for U.S.A. - January 1973

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Eleven-years-old Richard Moore of 42 Malin Gardens, the young Derry boy who lost his sight when he was hit with a rubber bullet as he was on his way home from school on May 4 last, is to travel to America to be examined by an eye specialist.

The trip was arranged through Dr. Raymond McClean, Derry, vice-chairman of the Bloody Sunday Committee, and Mr. Dan Herlihy, a Cork man now residing in Worcester, Massachusetts, who is chairman of the Committee for Justice in Northern Ireland.

Dr. McClean met Mr. Herlihy on a visit to Boston.

Later Mr. Herlihy wrote and asked what assistance he and his committee could render.

It was then that Dr. McClean mentioned Richard’s case and since then things progressed and will culminate in Richard’s visit to Worcester.

He will leave on Sunday accompanied by his family.