Terrence Leo Moore, USMC LtCol Retired

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Hubert-Terrence Leo Moore (USMC LtCol Retired), 80, passed away at his home on Tuesday June 5, 2018. He was born April 23, 1938 in Mosinee, WI son of the late, Don and Vi Moore.
A graveside memorial service will be held Monday June 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with Military Honors.
Mr. Moore enlisted in the USMC in 1955 right out of high school. He faithfully served his country in the corps until his retirement in 1987. During his time in the corps he distinguished himself in service to his country, the Marine Corps, and his fellow Special Operations Warriors across three decades of service. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, Sasebo, Japan, El Toro, CA, Cherry Point, and then back to Camp Lejeune. Drawing upon a vast reservoir of professional military knowledge honed in extensive combat, then, Gunnery Sergeant Moore developed a comprehensive training program for Reconnaissance Marine candidates, while simultaneously leading a Special Operations team for the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in the Republic of Vietnam in 1970. Due to his outstanding combat leadership during this tour, Gunnery Sergeant Moore was awarded a Battlefield Commission to Second Lieutenant. He is also a member of the Purple Heart #642 and a 32nd degree Mason from Nippon Masonic Lodge # 9.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Darleen Matsche Moore of the home; son, Ronald Moore (Lisa) of Dewitt, MI; daughter-in-law, Theresa Moore of Lansing, MI; grandchildren, Cullen, Alex, Abbey, and Audrey; brothers, Jack Moore of CA, Tom Moore of MI, Rick Moore (Marilyn) of FL, and Mike Moore of VA.
He was preceded in death by a son Donald Moore.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at stjude.org.