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Rest In Peace – LTG Hal Moore

We are saddened to report the passing of LTG Hal Moore (USA, Ret) on Friday evening.  LTG Moore served his country for 32 years in the United States Army with combat service in both Korea and Vietnam.  In fact, you may know his story as Batallion Commander of the 1st of the 7th Cav, deployed to Vietnam as part of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade.  During the fabled Battle of Ia Drang, Moore led his unit to victory over a numerically superior enemy.  This engagement was chronicled in the book, “We were Soldiers once…and young” by Moore and journalist Joseph Galloway who witnessed the battle firsthand.  The book was made into a movie named “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson.  His accomplishments didn’t stop at that the end of that battle.  LTG Moore went on to lead several other units and institute numerous policies which were adopted Army-wide as it transitioned from compulsory service to and all-volunteer force.  

He was 94.  One could only hope for a life as full as that great leader.  May he Rest In Peace.

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12 Responses to “Rest In Peace – LTG Hal Moore”

  1. BravoMike says:

    May He rest in peace and never be forgotten. A true hero and patriot.

  2. Seamus says:

    Rest in peace brother.

  3. d says:

    We’re running out of role models when we need them most.

  4. A Great American.

    Will truly be missed.

  5. ALAN says:

    Was stunned to hear this.
    As always,nothing,really, in the MSM,however, some rapper or actor dies, and you get 2 weeks continuous coverage. It’s a damn shame how TRUE hero’s are treated in life, as well as when they pass.

    Rest in Peace,Sir.

  6. Gerard says:

    Remarkable man, he will be missed

  7. Ex Coelis says:

    To paraphrase Gen. G.S. Patton – we should never mourn the death of such men, instead we should thank God they lived. RIP LTG Hal Moore, with the deeds you have done, your rest is well earned. Thank you.

  8. Stefan S. says:

    RIP COL. Gary Owen!

  9. Matthew Allen Ramsay says:

    In the first North Vietnamese Army-U.S. Army formal battle encounter, then LTC Hal Moore, at Ia Drang, was outgunned and outmanned. He held HIS COMMAND, the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) together. They survived a horrific fight. Moore was first off the lead helicopter and the last soldier to leave the battlefield three days later. He later said about soldiers, ” “spend time with your soldiers. Talk with them. Never ever abuse them by act of omission. They are the secret to successful command on or off the battlefield.”
    It was known that years after he would visit the graves of those that fell at Ia Drang and he did it quietly with no fanfare.
    LTG Hal Moore was an extraordinary soldier in the way, he carried himself after he left the service. He was involved in a sky resort and didn’t become a talking head.
    “hate war, love the American warrior.” -LTG Moore

    Let perpetual light shine upon Hal Moore, O Lord,
    with your saints for ever,
    for you are merciful.
    Grant him eternal rest, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    AMEN

  10. Chris Ellis says:

    Rest in Peace Sir! First Team!

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