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RONALD ALLAN MOORE


is honored on Panel 23E, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 3/16/19 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Ronald Allan Moore

    Navy Cross
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Battalion: 3d Battalion
    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

    CITATION:

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Ronald Allan Moore (MCSN: 2241747), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Fire Team Reconnaissance Patrol Leader with Company I, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in Dai Loc District, Republic of Vietnam, on 19 July 1967. While on patrol, Lance Corporal Moore's Fire Team suddenly came under intense, point-blank enemy automatic weapons fire from a large force of well-concealed Viet Cong. The initial burst of fire killed the radioman, destroyed the radio and wounded three other members of his team, including Lance Corporal Moore. Despite his painful wound, he quickly returned fire and deployed his only effective rifleman. As the Viet Cong assaulted the decimated fire team, he quickly anticipated their tactics, shouted commands and encouragement to his rifleman, and together they repelled the assault. As the enemy regrouped, he ordered his rifleman to help their wounded comrades while he provided security on their vulnerable right flank. Compelled to drag himself across several yards of exposed ground being raked by unrelenting enemy fire and grenade explosions, Lance Corporal Moore established himself as a conspicuous target, delivered burst after burst of suppressive fire, and cut down four approaching enemy before he himself was mortally wounded. By his daring initiative, valiant fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty in the face of insurmountable odds, Lance Corporal Moore was responsible in a great measure for saving the lives of his comrades and thereby upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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  • Marines are family

    Posted on 1/21/19 - by vic bakunas vpage91354@aol.com
    I knew Dave at St Bernards You and I met in the middle of nowhere in Vietnam walking up a small hill WE RECOGNIZED each other, stopped , shook hands, talked a bit, and then went our separate ways I too was a Marine grunt Semper FI my Marine brother
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  • My Beloved Brother From My Other Special Mother

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Jose E. Martinez Josecyber@aol.com
    I "self-adopted" myself into your beloved family after we met...YOU AUTOMATICALLY TOOK ME UNDER YOUR WINGS...my life accompanied by yours was very endearing...YOU BECAME MY BIG BROTHER...I looked up to you...and...your Death at your young age also killed part of me. Like you, George Farias, Craig Suttles, Your younger brother Jim and I, as well as others from St. Bernard High School, Play del Rey, California, served in that Vietnam War. No doubt we often thought and think of you...and...Frank Couzzo. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR GREAT NATION AND FOR THE DIFFERENCE YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MADE IN THE LIFE OF THIS FORMER CUBAN REFUGEE KID!
    ~~~Your "Self-Adopted" Brother Jose' (Memorial Day 2018)
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  • A fellow student at St. Bernard high school(Playa del Rey, CA), class of 1965.

    Posted on 5/10/18 - by Arthur Granville algranville_2000@yahoo.com
    In 1964, Ron's brother was killed in a car accident. I remember that Ron wanted to fight in Vietnam as a Marine Grunt. We weren't close friends, but I want to honor him here. I am a Vietnam Era Marine Veteran.
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  • My cousin, my friend, my country's Hero!

    Posted on 5/26/15 - by Mouness@sbcglobal.net
    Ronny,

    I remember the times with all the cousins playing basketball and you would call me "moose", to make me laugh. I recall your letters beginning out so positive, then becoming more and more tired and discouraged. I couldn't wait til you came home! But you didn't come home! I remember how I cried and my Mom and Dad cried, and when I think of you today, I cry. But, I also know you are exactly the kind of person that would do what you did for your Brothers, your Country, and your Honor! I love you and thank you! Your cousin, Barbara
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