Langevin Presents Military Awards to Son of Rhode Island World War II Veteran

Nov 7, 2019
Langevin Presents Military Awards to Son of Rhode Island World War II Veteran

WARWICK, R.I. — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today presented Richard J. Moore, the son of the late United States Army Sergeant Technician 4th Grade Horace J. Moore, with his father’s military awards earned during World War II. Several family members and friends of Sergeant Moore were in attendance for the awards presentation.

“Sergeant Horace J. Moore was an American hero,” said Langevin. “He fought admirably in World War II alongside his combat battalion in defense of liberty and freedom, and he used his engineering expertise to help rebuild destroyed infrastructure in France, Belgium, and Germany. It was my great honor to present the military awards that Sergeant Moore earned during his service to his son, Richard J. Moore. We will always be grateful for his service to our nation.”

Horace J. Moore was born and raised in Providence, RI. Moore served as a member of the 296th Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) from 1943 to 1945. During his service, Sergeant Moore fought in combat, cleared mine fields, and helped reconstruct roads and bridges in France, Belgium, and Germany. He passed away on September 11, 1986. 

Langevin successfully secured the following medals earned by Sergeant Moore:

  • Good Conduct Medal
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal & Silver Star Attachment (Single)
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar

Photos: Sergeant Horace J. Moore during his service in World War II.

Photos: Langevin presenting Sergeant Moore’s military awards to his son, Richard J. Moore.