Colonel John Moore


  • Branch of service or wartime activity:  United States Air Force
  • Dates of service: He was commissioned and served from June 6, 1961 to December 31, 1985.
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Unit, Division, Battalion,group, ship : 555th Civil Engineering Squadron  “Red Horse”
  • War, operation, or conflict: Vietnam
  • Locations of military or civilian service:  Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN; Tuy Hoa AB, RVN; multiple other places throughout Vietnam
  • Medals or special service awards: Bronze Star with Valor, Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation Award with Combat Valor
  • Special duties/highlights/achievements: Chief of the Airfields Division in Command of 120 American and 250 Vietnamese Construction workers


Colonel John Moore served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and proudly served in a “Red Horse” Squadron.  His squadron was an engineering and construction outfit, charged with building airfield pavements, aircraft revetments, hardened aircraft shelters, and numerous other structures for the Air Force.  He was initially stationed at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, but spent nearly one quarter of his tour deployed to Tuy Hoa Air Base.  For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded a Bronze Star with “V” for valor which is one of the highest individual decorations awarded by the military services.  His unit was also awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation for their many contributions to the war effort.  Colonel Moore retired from active duty in 1985 and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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