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First Name: Vorda

Last Name: Moore

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Nixon, TX
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 25 November 1923

Date of Death: 31 May 1985

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Vorda Bill Moore

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Vorda Bill Moore

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 1 (1946)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Vorda B. Moore (ASN: 0-2006320), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Company G, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, on 27 February 1945, near Kulhulle, France.
When it had been determined that the enemy was making a withdrawal, Lieutenant Moore voluntarily led a combat patrol into enemy territory with the mission of gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy until ordered to withdraw. As the patrol approached the German main line of resistance, they became engaged in a deadly fire fight, and Lieutenant Moore, with utter disregard for the intense machine gun fire, moved from man to man to check their deployment and issue his orders.
Going to the aid of the two members of the patrol who were wounded, he stepped on a Shu mine and was himself seriously wounded. Despite the severity of his injury he remained with the patrol, and only after five of his eight men had become casualties did he direct a withdrawal to our lines. Through his gallant actions, Lieutenant Moore played a major role in the elimination of an entire platoon of the enemy.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316179   Created by: drjones46




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