Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hal Moore

Via Carl

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From: andrew.l.jackson8.ctr@mail.mil
Subject: LTG Hal Moore (UNCLASSIFIED)
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:10:53 +0000
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Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

       
        FYI......Lt Gen Moore (Bn Cdr Battle of IA Drang & Movie "We were Young and Soldiers Once") is very ill....Please keep him in your thoughts or prayers and ALL Vets are invited as stated below......
       
          RLTW
        Joey B 

          All Vietnam vets - heads-up re Gen Hal Moore
       
        Head's up in case you didn't get this. 

        Today Cliff Stern alerted me Lt Gen. Hal Moore (Ret) is very ill and not expected to live long. I called Joe Galloway, his best friend, and Joe confirmed, said it broke his heart when he became involved with advance funeral planning with the US Army. Whenever it happens, the funeral is planned for the large Catholic church in Auburn AL (don’t yet know the name or location) and interment will be at the Ft. Benning GA cemetery. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation is also preparing, perhaps for a flyby, perhaps to fly the casket to Ft. Benning, but I don’t know.
       
        Joe said Gen Moore’s family understands that countless Vietnam vets care deeply about the man, and Joe said we all will be welcome at the funeral. I can imagine the cars parked around that church might be more than hundreds in a parking nightmare, and the funeral procession from Auburn AL to Ft. Benning might be the largest ever seen. Maybe I’ll pack sandwiches in a cooler since a crowd that big will clean out every eatery along the way.
       
        Joe said keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll hear about the event when Gen Moore passes away and the funeral is scheduled.
       
        I am not involved, this is just a heads up in case you want to be one of many to pay your respects when the time comes.
       
        Charles T. Marvin
        LTC USA (Ret)
        President
        The Alabama Council of Chapters
        The Military Officers Association of America
        Cell 205-999-9606


"For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know".

Andrew L. Jackson
NCNG Transition Assistance Advisor
Office: 919-664-6573
1-800-621-4136 ex 46573
4105 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

8 comments:

  1. check his FB page, this may be a hoax

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    1. Thanks, just did and nothing. If it's a hoax, the culprit should swing from one of my Pecan trees.

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    1. I'm sure Sgt Major Plumley has a good shade tree picked out for the two of them.

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    2. I'm sure. Just checked and he died 7 days after I posted this:

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-message-from-joe-galloway-prayers-and.html

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