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SPC Charles Edward Moore

SPC Charles Edward Moore

Birth
Pine Knot, McCreary County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Jun 1969 (aged 20)
Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Burial Hollyhill, McCreary County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6068797 · View Source
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1st Air Cavalry Div.
Vietnam SS-BSM-AM-PH

AGE 20
KILLED IN VIETNAM.

SP4 Charles Edward Moore military Page - TOGETHER WE SERVED.COM

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MEDALS OF HONOR:

National Defense Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star
Vietnam Campaign Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Badge with Machine gun bar
Sharpshooter Badge with rifle bar
Marksman Badge with automatic rifle bar
Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal
Purple Heart
Good Conduct Medal
Silver Star for gallantry in action

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VFW RENAMES POST IN HONOR OF CHARLES:

From the McCreary Record:
Dated Dec. 19, 2007
WEB SPECIAL: Local VFW renames post to honor Vietnam soldier KIA

By JANIE SLAVEN
Record Staff Writer

WHITLEY CITY — VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 5127 has bestowed perhaps its greatest honor upon a Pine Knot soldier who was killed in Vietnam.

During a ceremony on Thursday, local VFW members voted to name their post after Charles Edward Moore. Adjutant Sam Perry recounted Moore's brave service.

Charles Edward Moore was born January 9, 1949, to Luther and Opal Moore. He graduated from Pine Knot High School in 1967 and was soon drafted.

After graduating from basic and advance training, Moore began his tour of duty in Vietnam on December 6, 1968. Specialist Moore was active in counter attacks on the Tet Offensive and was killed in action by small arms fire on June 3, 1969, barely six months into his tour. It is not known whether Moore was killed in a specific battle or on a routine patrol, Perry said.

Prior to his death, Moore had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with machine gun bar, Sharpshooter Badge with rifle bar, Marksman Badge with automatic rifle bar, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal.

Moore was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. His name is also included on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

"He has been remembered by his family but few others have heard his name," Perry said, adding that the post's approval would help change that. "Hopefully the name of Charles Edward Moore will be remembered. In the eyes of God and his countrymen, he is a hero."

Sherrill Owens echoed that sentiment, noting that the Silver Star is a great achievement.

The ceremony was attended by Moore's mother Opal, his brother Harold, cousin Julie Spradlin and her husband Hural.

"We appreciate the post for recognizing Charles," Harold Moore said.

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  • Created by: Strings of the Heart
  • Added: 5 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6068797
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SPC Charles Edward Moore (9 Jan 1949–3 Jun 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6068797, citing Pleasant Run Cemetery, Hollyhill, McCreary County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Strings of the Heart (contributor 41526765) .