Hal Moore

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Hal Moore
Moore visiting the U.S. Military Academy in May 2010
Birth nameHarold Gregory Moore Jr.
Nickname"Hal"
Born(1922-02-13)February 13, 1922
Bardstown, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedFebruary 10, 2017(2017-02-10) (aged 94)
Auburn, Alabama, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1945–1977
RankLieutenant General
Commands held1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment
7th Infantry Division
Fort Ord Army Training Center
Military Personnel Records Center
Battles/warsKorean War
Vietnam War
AwardsDistinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (4, of which 2 for valor)
Air Medal (9)
RelationsJulia Compton Moore
Other workAuthor
Executive Vice-President of the Crested Butte Ski Area, Colorado

Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore Jr. (February 13, 1922 – February 10, 2017) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army.[1] He was also an author. Moore was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military honor of the United States Army.

Moore was born in Bardstown, Kentucky. He graduated from the Military Academy in 1945. He was the first of his class to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. He fought during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kochak, Jacque (May 16, 2008). "A General's Spiritual Journey". The Auburn Villager. Retrieved September 15, 2011.