HOWARD B. MOORE, LCDR, USN

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Lucky Bag

1948 Moore LB.jpg

From the 1948-B Lucky Bag:

HOWARD BRADFORD MOORE

MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS

Mail out? ... a foghorn voice from under the desk ... a daily ritual . . . we set our watches by his morning mating call to the mailman ... a period each day devoted to letter opening ... at least the Gazette never fails . . . how else could we keep up on the state tourney? The annual prophecy . . . Watch the Sages. They're a dark horse this March. A veteran of many wars . . . Army of Kemper . . . he spends many a night working out tactics with Perk . . . Army of Staunton . . . yes . . . tactics . . . mainly to defeat section 22 . . . Regulations . . . USNA. Old memories will bring back recollections of the famous eight . . . birds of a feather. When athletics are mentioned ... an original member of the Sunday Whiz Kids was he . . . but those cold evenings . . . that saddle on the radiator is rather comforting when 8th period rolls around ... he has worn out quite a few during his winters at Hotel Bancroft. In academics he's coming fast on the outside ... a few snags plebe year . . . Christmas in Annapolis . . . the skin of his teeth in June . . . but since joining the ranks of B the grades are jumping. All famous men are known for one famous quote . . . here's one H. B. would use at least once each French period . . . Je ne sais pas . . . now and then . . . Je ne comprend pas . . . for variety.

Howard was a member of the Brigade Staff for both winter and spring. He graduated from the 23rd Company with the class of 1948-B in June 1948. (The top half of the class academically, designated 1948-A, graduated in June 1947 as the last wartime-accelerated class.)

1948-B 23rd Company

Loss

Howard's A-3D Skyraider crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA, on June 7, 1960. LTjg Richard D. North was also lost. Both were members of Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4). He is buried in Illinois.


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Class of 1948
Howard is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.
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