Moore, John, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
831-Supply Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 821, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
Service Years
1939 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
London, KY
Last Address
Dayton, Ohio

Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1977
Location of Interment
Dayton Memorial Park - Dayton, Ohio
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Not Specified

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Honorably Discharged WW II

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Last Known Activity

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Hymn to the Fallen performed by the 451st Army Band.

The 5th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, 9 July 1944 and 4 days later took up defensive positions in the vicinity of Caumont. Launching a successful attack at Vidouville 26 July, the Division drove on southeast of St. Lo, attacked and captured Angers, 9-10 August, pushed across the Seine at Fontainebleau, 23 August, and across the Marne to seize Reims, 30 August, and positions east of Verdun. The Division then prepared for the assault on Metz. In midSeptember a bridgehead was established and secured across the Moselle, south of Metz, in the face of very heavy opposition. First attempts to take the fortress failed, 16 September-16 October 1944, and the Division withdrew, returning to the assault on 9. November. Metz was reduced after a heavy, 10-day battle. The Division crossed the German border, 4 December, captured Lauterbach on the 5th, and elements reached the west bank of the Saar, 6 December, before the Division moved to assembly areas. On the 16th of December the Germans launched their winter offensive, and on the 18th the 5th was thrown in against the southern flank of the Bulge, helping to reduce it by the end of January 1945. In February and March, the Division drove across and northeast of the Sauer, cracked through the Siegfried Line, reached and crossed the Rhine, 22 March, and continued on to Frankfurt-am-Main, clearing and policing the town and its environs, 27-29 March. In April the Division took part in clearing the Ruhr Pocket and then drove across the Czechoslovak border, 1 May, reaching Volary and Vimpeck as the war in Europe ended.
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Also earned the Expert Infantryman Badge
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Basic Training (Camp Custer, MI), A
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Infantry Division11th Infantry
  1940-1945, 831, 5th Infantry Division
  1941-1942, 745, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1942-1943, 745, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1943-1944, 821, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1944-1945, 821, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1945-1945, 831, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
  1945-1945, 821, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry , 11th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II35
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Metz
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Advance to the Rhine
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
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