Mr. Paul R. Ignatius, Assistant Secretary of the Army, congratulates Lt. Colonel Robert K. Moore on receiving the Army Commendation Medal as his family looks on. The ceremony was held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 1962. Pictured left to right: Paul R. Ignatius, Lt. Col. Moore, daughter Marianne, wife Ryanna.
Robert K. Moore was a direct descendant of Moses Moore, one of the early pioneers and settlers of Pocahontas County. He was born on February 1, 1922 and raised in Huntersville, the youngest of five children of Elihu H. and Lola Kate McElwee Moore.
Robert attended the two-room elementary school in Huntersville and graduated from Marlinton High School in 1939. Colonel Moore died on May 16, 2007 and was laid to rest at the Mountain View Mausoleum in Marlinton, W.Va. U.S. Army Photograph by Mort Friedman, Courtesy of Kay Beverage, ID: PHP000728
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