Lieutenant General Hal Moore- Hero of the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam, Paratrooper, and warrior- has died at the age of 94.
Born in Kentucky on February 13, 1922, Moore dreamed of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. Believing his chances of acceptance would be increased in the big city, he moved to Washington DC and began attending the George Washington University while he waited for an appointment. At one time, Moore was actually offered a slot at the US Naval academy, which he turned down. By convincing two congressmen to trade their two appointment slots, Moore finally was accepted into West Point. Taking an infantry slot, he graduated on June 5, 1945.
The First Team family extends our condolences to LTG (ret) Hal Moore’s family on his passing. He truly Lived the Legend. Garryowen Sir! pic.twitter.com/cj7u4igs37
— 1st Cavalry Division (@1stCavalryDiv) February 11, 2017