Horst G Moore

Horst G Moore

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U.S. Army
11/9/2004, MOSUL, IRAQ

The Army and the Air Force came together to grieve the loss of two men who served together and died together in Iraq.  Army Major Gary Moore and Air Force Master Sergeant Steven Auchman were remembered as men who were proud of serving their country, and chose to be in Iraq.

“Major Moore was the kind of leader any soldier would follow,” said Army Master Sergeant Cheryl Staffa. “The kind of leader who didn’t just read the one-minute manager, he actually put his principals in practice. He always had a word of praise for soldiers who had done things correctly and a smile or a joke when anyone needed cheering up.”

Mrs. Moore explained that “Gary loves his family, he was a good guy… a dedicated father, a dedicated soldier.”

And she described her husband as a career soldier whose 16 years of service started right after high school and was interrupted only while he pursued a college degree.

“He was one of those patriotic individuals who loved serving his country,” she said.

Moore was born to a military family in Berlin, Germany and was raised in Oklahoma. He met his wife while at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. When he was home, he loved to spend time with her and their 2-year-old daughter, she said. He also loved to work on his old trucks. She said they last spoke Sunday night, when he called to wish her a happy 34th birthday.

“It was 3 AM over there, but he stayed up all that night to make sure he could call at a decent time,” she said. “He was a dedicated father and husband, a positive individual.”

U.S. Representative Solomon P Ortiz from Texas spoke about MAJ Moore in Congress on December 20, 2004:

“Soldiers who knew and served with Major Moore spoke candidly about the human side of this tough soldier. He was known for his kind and caring manner, and his absolute love of Raquel and their 2-year old daughter, Sophia…remember this great patriot, his great sacrifice, and the family he leaves behind in South Texas.”

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4 Responses to “Horst G Moore”
  1. Anthony Triola says:

    I served in the office of the S2, Stryker Brigade headquarters, as the senior warrant officer. I can still hear Major Moore’s voice… . “How’s it going Chief?” he’d ask, always so friendly, always concerned with how folks were doing. His greetings were always accompanied with a big, broad smile. You couldn’t help but feel better after running into Gary, no matter how much was on your plate, no matter how much was spinning out of control.

    You are missed, sir… By your family, your friends, your Brothers in Arms.

    Never forgotten.

    21 February 2015
    Killeen, Texas

  2. Steve Alombro says:

    MAJ Moore was my ADAM cell OIC. He treated all of us like family rather than a section. He was also a very effective and charismatic leader who I would follow any day and anywhere. Honored to have served with you MAJ Moore. You are deeply missed sir!

  3. Drew B. says:

    Never forgotten, my brother in arms. Rest in peace.

  4. Drew says:

    To fallen soldiers let us sing,
    Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing,
    Our broken brothers let us bring
    To the Mansions of the Lord.

    No more bleeding, no more fight,
    No prayers pleading through the night,
    Just divine embrace, eternal light
    In the Mansions of the Lord.

    Where no mothers cry and no children weep,
    We will stand and guard though the angels sleep,
    All through the ages safely keep
    The Mansions of the Lord.

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