Profiles of Bravery

Fred Moore

1961: First black Tomb Sentinel of the Army

Fred Moore

Moore entered the U.S. Army in 1959, during the civil rights movement. He had three older brothers who had been in the service and advised him to keep his mouth shut and not to volunteer for anything. Moore volunteered for service in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard). Moore's greatest wish is that Soldiers today not dwell on his monumental accomplishment but find an inner drive in themselves.

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