Oliver F. Moore, Tec/4, US Army. He was born December 3, 1918 and attended Denham Springs High School, entering the Army on February 10, 1942 at Baton Rouge. He served at Fort McClellan,
Alabama; Camp Shelly, Mississippi; and Camp Carrabelle, Florida; where he received amphibious infantry training. He as assigned to duty at Camp Livingston as an ammunition handler.
On January 4, 1944 he went to Hawaii and served also in Papua New Guinea, on Lyete and Luzon in the Philippines, assigned to duty as a radio operator.
NOTE: "Papua New Guinea is bordered on the north by the Bismarck Sea, on the east by the Solomon Sea, on the south by the Coral Sea, the Gulf of Papua, and the Torres Strait, and on the west by the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. Its other nearest neighbors are the Solomon Islands, Australia and Vanuatu to the south, Micronesia to the east and Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines to the north."
He was in combat at Subic Bay, the campaign of New Guinea, Zigzag Pass, the amphibious assault landing on Bataan, Corrigidor, the Philippines, the Zambales mountains, Cabello, Fort Drum and Wawa Dam.
He has the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon (3 stars), Philippine Liberation Ribbon (1 star), Good Conduct Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and one Service Stripe.
World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history
of mankind. However, the half century that now separates us from that conflict
has exacted its toll on our collective knowledge.
Clarence Leon Moore was born October 12, 1920 and attended Live Oak School in Watson, Louisiana. He joined the Naval Reserve, September 30, 1940 at New Orleans, Louisiana and served on the USS West Virginia and the USS President Monroe.
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