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Preserving Pocahontas


PRESERV POCA LtColRobertMoore_1962Mr. 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


Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or www.preserv If you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive Project contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs from the archives are available.

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