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Captain Glenn W. Moore,
NOAA, who retired in 1964, died March 24, 1979.
glenn w. moore

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.



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