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Honor Mission
Jerry Porter Moore, Retired, Veteran
USAF – WWII, Korea
Benton, Arkansas – 03-08-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Mr. J.P. Moore entered the Officer Candidate school, Army Air Force 21 Oct. 1943, the day after the attack of Pearl Harbor, WWII. He left college football under Coach Paul “ Bear “ Bryant at Vanderbilt to join the service. After the war ended the Air Force sent him back to Vanderbilt where he completed his degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation Mr. Moore was drafted by the legendary George Halas to play football for the Chicago Bears, but chose instead to continue his career in the military. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 1956 for his work in Communications during the Korean War. Mr. Moore Honorably retired at the rank of Lt. Col. in 1966, having served 23 years 9 months 18 days. Part of his many awards include; ACM, WWII VM, AOM ( Japan ), ACR, KSM, BS, UNSM, NDSM,AFLSA W/4 BOLC, SAEMR. After military retirement Mr.Moore went to work for the University Of Arkansas . Nearly 20 years later he retired again and became an avid golfer. Mr. Moore Is survived by the the love of his life for 76 years, four children, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren..

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-08-19
Staging Time: 11:30 AM

First Baptist Church Of Benton
211 S. Market St. (Park on the street curb On Market St.)
Benton, Arkansas 72015

Ride Captain:

Richard “ Pa Pa G “ Gentry
richardgentry188@yahoo.com
501-416-0685

Special Instructions:

Staging: 11:30 AM.
Briefing: 12:15 PM. MUST ATTEND TO RIDE IN ESCORT.
Flag line: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM.
Respect line: Following the church service.
Escort to Smith- New Rosemont Memorial Park, 1010 Military Rd., Benton AR 72015.
Flag line: At the cemetery along with Full Military Honors requested.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Richard Gentry
Position: Arkansas Ride Captain

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March 8
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2 Comments

  1. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  2. May you Rest In Peace Lt. Col. Moore, My thanks to you for your many years of service to our country. My prayers go out to the family and friends of such a fine man , and one of the Greatest Of Generations Of Hero’s . You will be remembered Sir. “Slow Hand Salute “

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