Gordon Wayne Mooney

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Waterloo, IA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Gordon Wayne Mooney was a Fire Team Leader of Recon Company, HQ BTN, 7th Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action in Korea when his platoon was subjected to a fierce enemy attack during a motorized recon patrol. Mooney bravely exposed himself to direct hostile small arms and mortar fire in an attempt to reach his men and effect their rescue.

Mooney was a loyal Marine, true friend, beloved son, brother and uncle.

He died for his brother U.S. Marine Corps, and his country. He will never be forgotten. Semper Fi!

Age: 20

Date of Death: November 04, 1950

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