Ernest Lawrence Moore

Army of the United States
15 April 1949 - 10 May 1970
Spring Lake, Michigan
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ernest Lawrence Moore

17 Jun 2008

In loving memory of my husband, Ernest L. Moore who gave his life for our freedom. We were only married a short time before he left for Vietnam, but he was the love of my life. I'm proud to say I was his wife. He may be gone from my sight but not from my heart.

From his wife,
Candace Moore Sullins

Notes from The Virtual Wall

3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry participated in Operation Binh Tay I in the border area of Cambodia during the period 05 through 18 May 1970:
"On 10 May Bravo Company engaged the largest enemy force of the Cambodian campaign for the 3-506 in a struggle that lasted nearly two days. The day started for B Company when it discovered a hospital complex with numerous hootches and a multitude of food stuff and 2 tons of rice. At 1113H, YA458540 light contact was made with a unknown size force and negative results for B Company elements. The unit moved forward, aware that the enemy was in the area in strength.

"The first platoon was left as a reserve force while the second and third platoons with the CP moved cautiously forward. At vic YA458540 1515H an estimated battalion of concealed NVA opened up on the two Bravo platoons. The Bravo units returned fire and maneuvered for cover. Several assaults on enemy fortified positions and numerous acts of individual heroism resulted in establishing a hasty defensive position. From this posture air strikes and gunships were employed along with organic artillery support. By dark the company began to run dangerously short of ammunition, and the first platoon in a courageous assault broke through encircling NVA to bring reinforcements and resupply for their strategically engaged comrades.

"On 11 May D Company linked up with B Company at YA453540 and secured an LZ for extraction of Bravo to FSB Currahee. The unit had sustained 8 killed and 28 wounded while fighting off the massed attacks of two NVA companies."

From the
506th Infantry site

The eight men who died in the actions on 10 May were
  • Lawrence N. De Boer, Grand Rapids, MI
  • James E. Debrew, Whitakers, NC
  • Frederick W. Harms, Peoria, IL
  • Thomas B. Merriman, Paulding, OH
  • Ernest L. Moore, Spring Lake, MI
  • SGT Leslie H. Sabo, Ellwood City, PA
  • Donald W. Smith, Rantoul, IL
  • Leslie J. Wilbanks, Gila Bend, AZ

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his wife,
Candace Moore Sullins

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Jun 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010