(VIDEO) Army Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore’s Memorial & Graveside Ceremonies
Below are the previously recorded livestreams from Army Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore’s Memorial & Graveside Ceremonies on February 17, 2017.
You can also watch on the Fort Benning Facebook Page.
Husband, Father, and famed Vietnam Veteran U.S. Army Lt. General Harold “Hal” Moore, passed away last week only two days before celebrating his 95th birthday. He had reportedly suffered a stroke earlier in the week.
Lt. General Moore is most famously known for his outstanding leadership of the 1st and 2nd battalions of the 7th cavalry regiment during the infamous battle for Ia Drang in November 1965. His actions before and during the battle spawned a book by Lt. General Moore and war journalist Joseph L. Galloway entitled “We Were Soldiers Once, And Young.” The book was also the subject of a movie released under the same name, starring Mel Gibson as the young Lt. Colonel Moore.
Commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 5th, 1945, Lt. General Moore saw combat in Korea and Vietnam, after which he served at the Pentagon under the Secretary of Defense. He is survived by his five children and twelve grandchildren.