Hal Moore

Harold Gregory „Hal” Moore, Jr. (born February 13, 1922) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general and author. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army, and was the first of his West Point class to be promoted to brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War; today, he is the „honorary colonel” of the regiment. In 2007, Moore’s volunteer driver authored a book on Moore’s personal religious journey titled ”A General’s Spiritual Journey”. In 2013, author Mike Guardia published the first full-length biography of Moore’s life and career titled Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always. Moore was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association as well as the Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates.

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