Moore, John, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Current/Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1986-1986, 1203, 177th Armored Brigade
Previously Held MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
2622-Training Center Unit Officer
2162-Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
12A-Armor, General
1203-Tank Unit Commander
12C-Cavalry Officer
Service Years
1966 - 1986
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Cavalry

Major



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Hamby Award 1st Class Hamby Award 2nd Class

Jungle Expert Badge Hamby Award 3rd Class Cold War Medal Order of The Spur

Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)25th Infantry Division Association3/4 Cav AssociationMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1986, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]1
  2004, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]87
  2004, 25th Infantry Division Association, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Chapter (Lexington, Kentucky) [Verified]41
  2011, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]4 - Assoc. Page


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Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1969

Description
This campaign was from  23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressive allied ground operations. Between 23 February and 8 June 1969, a total of 70 significant named ground operations were terminated resulting in heavy enemy loss of life and materiel. The main operations concluded during this period were:

(1). The 3d Marine Division's Operation KENTUCKY aimed at preventing enemy infiltration through the Demilitarized Zone in central Quang Tri Province. Throughout the early part of January 1969, Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army forces continued to avoid major contacts with Free World Forces. Their continual movement to avoid friendly forces or to search for food and supplies contributed to a decrease in the enemy-initiated ground attacks and attacks-by-fire in Quang Tri Province.

(2). Operation NEVADA EAGLE, initiated on 17 May 1968 in Thua Thien Province, continued in 1969 as the U.S. 101st Airborne Division continued to defeat enemy personnel, and capture rice caches, material, and installations within its large area of operations, where it undertook offensive sweeps along Route 547 and around Song Bo.

(3). Two battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment were engaged in Operation SCOTLAND II. Initiated on 15 April 1968, this multi-battalion search and clear operation was centered in and around Khe Sanh.

(4). The IV Corps Tactical Zone Dry Weather Campaign began on 1 December 1968 in support of the overall mission to prevent Viet Cong units from interfering with pacification efforts. This operation, "Speedy Express," interdicted lines of enemy communication and denied him the use of base areas. In 1969 the 1st Brigade, 9th U.S. Infantry Division continued the operation in Dinh Tuong Province, using its highly successful night ambush tactics while the 2d Brigade continued its mission with the Mobile Riverine Force. Although engagements in Operation SPEEDY EXPRESS were typically small, the 9th Infantry Division fought several sizeable engagements with impressive results.

On 23 February U.S. Navy units and installations at Da Nang, Tan An, Ben Luc, Go Dan Ha, and Tra Cu came under numerous and widespread attacks associated with a new enemy offensive, but since many units in these areas were poised to meet these attacks they caused only minimal damage. April saw the heaviest cumulative enemy activity in the barrier interdiction camapign to date.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Mar 8, 2009
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

173rd Assault Helicopter Company (AHC)

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3619 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ables, Roger, SP 5, (1968-1970)
  • Adams, Ralph, SP 4, (1968-1974)
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