George M. Moore, Jr. - Batesville, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 19.004 W 089° 57.164
16S E 228293 N 3801224
Quick Description: Vietnam vet, disabled, F-100 pilot, and VA Medical Center director
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2015 6:22:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ4VN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Panola County
Location of memorial: Behind Veterans Memorial Fountain, Panola Ave. & College St., Memorial Park, Batesville

Memorial text:

In Honor of
George M. Moore, Jr.
Captain USAF
"A Winner is just a loser,
who tried one more time."

"Capt. Moore's instinct, training and experience instantaneously reacted to control the aircraft, as the landing gear was ripped away. He knew he had lo keep his fighter on the airstrip and out of the sand off the edge of the runway... keep it from flipping. Oven as he struggled lo control the craft, loo many forces were out of control. The plane plowed off the edge of the runway and began to Hip and cartwheel 13 limes before grinding lo a mangled, burning halt.

Ground crews raced to extinguish the fire and cut Moore from the wreckage of his aircraft.

Burned over 70% of his body, the young captain had somehow survived the devastating crash. But, surviving was only the beginning. Moore spent the next 43 months hospitalized. He endured 49 surgeries, which included the amputation of both of his legs, his right arm and little finger of his left hand. His left arm did not require amputation, but was substantially damaged.

The man whose first words were "app-pane;" the man who dreamed of flying and made his dream come true as a U.S. Air Force pilot, the man who loved to fly was medically retired from the Air Force, but, he refused Io be grounded.

"A winner is just a loser who tried one more lime," is George Moore's moto, and he is living proof of a true winner, because he has never slopped trying." ~ DAV Magazine September 2003

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city park so common sense and good manners will do just fine

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Type of memorial: Plaque

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