Roswell Moore, Jr. ’54

Roswell Moore, Jr. ’54 died on January 7, 2008, in Houston, Texas.

Born on February 22, 1931, in New Britain, Conn., he prepared for college at the Kent School in Connecticut and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation, he joined the U.S.Army and served for thirty years, including two tours of combat duty during the Vietnam War as a Huey gunship pilot and door gunner. He attained the rank of major and received many honors over the course of his career, including the Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Air Medal with nine awards, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with seven battle stars, two Presidential Unit Citations, a Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm. Following his retirement from military service in 1973, he was an ROTC instructor for San Jacinto High School in Houston from 1975 to 1979 and then became an agent with Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company in Houston. He was a member of the National Life Underwriters Association and the Houston Underwriters Association. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly (Jones) Moore, whom he married in 1955. He is survived by a son, Roswell Moore III of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Andrea Mininni of Sugar Land,Texas; four granddaughters; and a brother, John Moore of Aspen, Colo.