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Monday, May 28, 2012

Bob Moore

Robert J. Moore was born on December 22, 1947, to Harold and Irma Moore. The Moore Family lived in Morristown, NJ. He had two brothers, William and John, and two sisters, Louise and Constance. He attended Hillcrest School and Morristown High School. Under his yearbook picture it states: " 'Bob'...Soccer team... 'What a waste'...likes electric shop, history and pumpkin pie...dislikes homework and English...a career in the Navy."
Robert told his father that he was going to enlist, just one week after he graduated. He didn't tell his mother until just before he was leaving. Moore served in the US Army where he became a paratrooper. His mother credits one of Robert's high school teachers with his decision to become a paratrooper. This teacher was a member of the 81st Airborne and told the students that they would never make it as paratroopers. Robert saw this as a challenge.
Moore received basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and his whole family attended his graduation. He attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC/E3). He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.
On April 4, 1968, at the age of 20, Moore was killed in action in Ap Nam Phu during the Tet Offensive.
Moore is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown, NJ.
 New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

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