RAIDERS Moore, Ralph Eugene, Jr

Escape to Honour
By Larry Harris & Brian Taylor

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Moore
  • FORENAME
Ralph Eugene, Jr
  • UNIT
former 3 Raider Bn (Company L)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
500897
  • DATE OF DEATH
29th July 1944
  • AGE
19
  • GRAVESITE
Roseland Park Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 03.03.1925, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
father Ralph Eugene Moore (1900-1974)
mother Dorothy (nee McCaa) Moore (1904-1980)
graduated Mississippi Southern College Demonstration School
attended University of Alabama
volunteered Marine Corp. 14.12.1942
trained San Diego
overseas 06.1943
award Navy Cross
KIA Guam, Marianas Is.
 

DATE OF DEATH:

29-Jul-1944

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/moore-ralph-e-jr.29766/

CITATION:

Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Ralph E. Moore, Jr. (MCSN: 500897), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines (Reinforced), First Provisional Marine Brigade, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guam, Marianas Islands, 27 and 29 July 1944. When the advance of his platoon was held up by heavy enemy fire on 27 July, Corporal Moore unhesitatingly made his way forward in the face of intense hostile opposition and, skillfully and accurately employing hand grenades, personally accounted for the destruction of three enemy pillboxes. Again on 29 July, he valiantly crawled forward under fierce machine-gun and mortar fire to a bomb-proof shelter containing about thirty Japanese and succeeded in silencing the hostile strongpoint with his grenades before he was mortally wounded. By his brilliant initiative and indomitable fighting spirit under extremely perilous conditions, Corporal Moore enabled his platoon to advance without losses, and his self-sacrificing devotion to duty reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/8254

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94234854/ralph-eugene-moore
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