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The nation's oldest award, the Purple Heart, has been awarded, posthumously, to Pvt. Alvin Leroy Moore, and the certificate, bearing signature of Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, has been received here. It bore the date of August 17th.
The War Department's notification of this county boy's death was received here by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark, on July 25. They immediately carried the sad news to the boys mother, Mrs. Ella Moore at Durham. The notification revealed young Moore died on July 11th, from wounds received during the Battle of France.
Leroy entered the Service Sept. 2, 1943, and trained at Camp Fannin, near Tyler, Texas. He attended Shattuck Schools in 1939.
Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News
01 Sep 1944
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