Peter Charles Moore


US Army Insignia

United States Army

PFC Insignia - Army

Private First Class

Military Assistance Command-Vietnam Patch  Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam Patch
Radio Operator for the Senior Advisor
Military Assistance Command Vietnam
Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam - Advisors
 Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam
Vietnamese 52nd Ranger Battalion



Bronze Star  Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Vietnamese Gallantry Cross  Vietnamese Military Merit Medal  Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Fell April 23, 1964

Peter was born to Peter and Elizabeth Moore of Lebanon on the 7th of November, 1939.  He grew up in the Weidman Street neighborhood and graduated from Lebanon High School with the Class of 1957.  He followed the printing trade after high school. He was drafted into the Army and reported for duty on the 28th of August, 1963.

After basic training and radio operator's training he was assigned to Vietnam.  He arrived in country in the first part of April and was assigned to the Military Assistance Command Vietnam.  He was performing his duties as the Radio Operator for the Senior Advisor of the Vietnamese 52nd Ranger Battalion when he fell.  His unit was ambushed and he sustained severe leg wounds while trying to take a wounded officer to safety.  He died on the battlefield from those wounds.

He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  The Republic of Vietnam awarded him the Cross of Gallantry, the Military Merit Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Besides his parents he was survuved by sisters, Patricia, Shirley and Donna; and a brother, Robert.

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