LTG Harold G. "Hal" Moore, Jr    USA (Retired)

Cullum: 15076

Class: '45

Cadet Company: C1

Date of Birth: February 13, 1922

Date of Death: February 10, 2017 - View or Post a Eulogy

Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore died in his home in Auburn, Alabama, a few days short of his 95th birthday.  He is survived by three sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Compton, in 2004.  

A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Auburn, followed by a memorial service National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Georgia. Internment following at Fort Benning.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ia Drang Scholarship Fund.

Please send checks to the Ia Drang Scholarship Fund
c/o Executive Director, 1st Cavalry Division Association,
302 North Main, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Awards and Citations:
Distinguished Service Cross June 1, 1966
Army Distinguished Service Medal / Action Date 1974 - 1977
Legion of Merit - Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
Action Date 1965 - 1966
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Action Date 1968 - 1969
Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Action Date 1969 - 1971
Bronze Star Medal (4) w/ "V" Device

LTG Moore Co-Authored the best selling book "We Were Soldiers Once… And Young" with Joseph L. Galloway in 1992 about the First and Second Battalions of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, which was later adapted ainto the movie We Were Soldiers released in 2002.

Moore and Galloway wrote a sequel to the book titled "We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam" which was published in 2008 about their return to Vietnam and a reflection on how the war had changed them.

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