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WAYNE PAUL MOORE


is honored on Panel 47E, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of LCPL Wayne P. Moore

    Posted on 7/6/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Wayne Paul Moore (MCSN: 2289947), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company B, First Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 30 march 1968, Company B became heavily engaged with an estimated North Vietnamese Army battalion entrenched in a fortified bunker complex near the Khe Sanh Combat Base. When his squad became pinned down by intense automatic weapons and mortar fire in the initial moments of the fire fight, Lance Corporal Moore unhesitatingly moved across twenty-five meters of open terrain and aggressively assaulted an enemy bunker, destroying two hostile positions and killing two North Vietnamese soldiers. As the Marines launched an attack, he repeatedly disregarded his own safety to assist the wounded and provide suppressive fire for the advancing men. While he was maneuvering across the open terrain fearlessly attempting to draw the hostile fire away form his squad, Lance Corporal Moore was mortally wounded. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Moore inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country. [Taken from LCPL Moore's Silver Star citation]
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear LCPL Wayne Paul Moore, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/30/11 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/11/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Wayne is buried at Vine Hills Cemetery,Plymouth,MA
  • Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth Bulletin article

    Posted on 7/30/09 - by Arnold M. Huskins rebeleye@aol.com
    "Do you remember Wayne Moore"
    Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth Bulletin
    29 July 2009

    Lance Cpl. Wayne Paul Moore, 21, was the second Plymouth resident killed in the Vietnam War in less than five weeks during that long winter of ’68. The news of his death was printed on the front page – top left corner – of the Thursday, April 4, 1968, edition of the Old Colony Memorial.
    “Lance Cpl. Wayne Paul Moore, USMC, 21, husband of Linda Ann (Hammer) Moore, 75 Samoset St., and son of Mrs. Florine Schortman Moore, 40 Court St., was killed in action by hostile fire in the vicinity of Quang Tri, Vietnam, last Saturday. Cpl. Moore was a member of the First Battalion, 26th Marines B. Co., First Platoon.”
    ...Wayne was born Dec. 27, 1946, in either Oakland or Berkley, Calif. (The two news stories don’t concur on that).
    He was the son of Florine Schortman Moore, of Plymouth, and Paul William Moore, of Parker, Kans. The article says the “Moore family returned to Plymouth in 1957,” and lists his grandparents as Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Schortman, of 83 Samoset St. One would assume from this that Florine was originally from Plymouth, but it’s impossible to tell whether Paul Moore ever lived here.
    Wayne must have lived in town from the time he was 9 or 10 until he joined the Marines in April 1966. The paper states that he attended “the Plymouth High School,” presumably Plymouth-Carver Regional, but it does not include a class year or whether he graduated.
    Wayne also left a younger sister, named Linda Susan Moore, who was 18 at the time of his death. The first Old Colony story notes she lived in Plymouth. A week later, however, in an article about Wayne’s upcoming funeral, she’s listed as living in Parker, Kans. If she attended P-C in the mid-’60s, it seems likely her brother’s death in Vietnam would have made quite a lasting impression on her friends. Perhaps one of them knows where she is today.
    And Wayne, unlike Paul, Freddy and Bobby, was married.
    According to the newspaper reports of his death, he married Linda Ann Hammer at Zion Lutheran Church on Sept. 16, 1966, before heading overseas that December for his first tour of duty in Vietnam. There seems to be some agreement that Linda was a Plymouth girl and attended Plymouth schools. A number of locals report she later remarried and moved away from town.
    The newspaper also mentions that Wayne was in town for a 30-day leave in November 1967 before heading back to Nam in December for a second tour. He was due home again in July 1968.
    His wife is listed as living, at the time of his death, at 73 Samoset St., just down the street from the Schortmans.
    The one piece of more personal information included in both stories is that, before enlisting in the Marines, Wayne played lead guitar in his own band, “The Chargers.”
    Wayne’s funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church in North Plymouth Saturday, April 14, 1968, followed by burial in Vine Hills Cemetery.
    In the photo on the front of that 1968 newspaper, Cpl. Moore is wearing his overseas cap, neatly creased and tugged down onto his forehead, set just enough askew enough to give the image a touch of informality (and the wearer a hint of spunk).
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