Captain Glenn W. Moore,
NOAA, who retired in 1964, died March 24, 1979.
Captain Moore, from Kensett, Iowa, received his degree in Civil
Engineering from Iowa State College in 1931. He joined the U.S.
Coast and Geodetic Survey as a junior engineer in 1932. His
widely diversified 32 years in the Coast and Geodetic Survey
included duty aboard nine survey vessels, serving two tours
of duty on the HYDROGRAPHER and EXPLORER, and three tours of
duty on the old SURVEYOR. His career has included various field
party assignments which took him to nearly every section of
the United States. During World War II he was transferred to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he saw service in the
Southwestern Pacific, Japan, and the Philippine Islands. His
decorations included the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with
two Bronze Battle Stars and Bronze Arrowhead, Army Occupation
Medal with Japan Clasp, Philippine Independence Ribbon, Philippine
Liberation, and Department of Commerce's Meritorious Service
Awards in 1959 and 1960. Captain Moore was a registered professional
land surveyor in the State of Washington. Captain Moore was
Commanding Office of the Ship EXPLORER in Norfolk, Virginia
at the time of his retirement.
Funeral services were held at Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds,
Washington on March 27, 1979, with burial at Acacia Cemetery,
Seattle, Washington. Amber Moore, his widow, requests donations
made in memory of Captain Moore be sent to Children's Orthopedic
Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Ways, N.E., Seattle, Washington 98115.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 4/1/1979