Henry was born in a small farm town on the 3rd of September 1948 in Nebraska. He was the youngest son of 3 brothers, Tom (4 years older) and Jack Moore (2 years older) and grew up as a normal 3rd born in those days; with hand-me-downs and cloths that never fit right. Henry's father had recently returned from the war when Henry was born, and Henry grew up listening to the stories his Dad's Army buddies would tell when they would come visit.
Farm life wasn't easy, and the boys all learned the value of a hard days work. They learned how to hunt, and skin game, and learned to not be wasteful, as the animal had given it's life for you and as Pop always said "you best not waste a hair off its back Son."
The year was 1967 and his father had been buried for a year now. The same month that Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu married in Las Vegas, Henry enlisted. At 19 years old he had somehow not been drafted in the first year of his 18th birthday. He remembered his father and the many stories he'd overheard sitting on the steps of the house, and something told him he needed to do it. As Pop always said, " be the master of your own destiny."
Basic Training was tough, but the many years of work on the farm made it an easy indoctrination for Henry. He soon proved himself at the many military skills he was learning and graduated as the Top Marksman in his class and in late December he shipped off to Fort Benning, GA for Sniper School. In January 1968 Henry arrived in Vietnam. On the first day of the Lunar New Year the Tet Offensive began.
Henry just turned 71 and does't talk about Vietnam. He actually doesn't like to really talk at all. He was on on a vacation for his birthday with his friend Charles when the the blackout happened.