Veterans' Memorial Project

Bryant Edward Moore

Ellsworth, ME

Korean War

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Major General

Date of Death: 02/24/1951

Affiliations: Faculty/ROTC

Major General Moore was commander of the U.S. Ninth Corps in Korea and one-time adjutant of the University of Illinois ROTC. He died following a helicopter plane crash on the west central Korean battlefront. He had walked away from the crash but collapsed a few minutes later and died from a heart attack. He had come to the University of Illinois in 1939 as chief of the infantry unit; later served as adjutant to two military commandants. He was a veteran of both the Pacific and European campaigns of World War II, and only 10 days before his death had been named commander of the Ninth Corps. He was a graduate of West Point in August, 1917, and 33 years later, upon his return from the ETO, was appointed superintendent of the Academy. For his leadership and valor, Major General Moore was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, March, 1951, and Web sites above

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