Virginia Heroes

John “Jack” C. Moore

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: October 10, 1919
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Entered: June 1, 1944
Discharged: March 1, 1946
Served In: World War II
Awards: Marine Corps Seal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal

Private First Class Moore served in World War II in the 6th War Dog Platoon, Fleet Marine Force Pacific. He served from June 1944 to March 1946. Marine Corps HQ assigned ownership of his scout dog “Rex” to him. He was a black shepherd scout dog #655. He took him home and he was their family pet for 10 years.

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