Moore, Dalton, Sgt

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0331-Machine Gunner
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1942-1943, 0331, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/D Co
Service Years
1940 - 1945


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West Virginia
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Date of Passing
Sep 20, 2007
Location of Interment
Cunningham Memorial Park Cemetery - St. Albans, West Virginia
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Dalton S. Moore, 85, of St. Albans, West Virginia passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007 in VA Medical Center in Huntington.
He was born October 10, 1921 in South Charleston, a son of the late James and Osie Nettles Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his half brothers, David Moore, and Dennis Tanner, and half sister, Bobbi Moore.
Dalton was employed with Union Carbide for over 10 years, then went to work for WV Steel where he retired after 28 years of service as a Sales Executive. Dalton graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. After graduation he became a talented artist and illustrator. He used his talents to enhance his professional and personal life. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans. He was a US Marine in WWII in the South Pacific. He left school to join the US Marines before Pearl Harbor. He was in the first landing on Guadalcanal and served as a machine gunner throughout the campaign which was one of the most historic battles in American history.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis, son, Merritt Evans Moore and his wife Elaine, grandson, Matthew Evans Moore, all of St. Albans, his sister, Dottie Woods, of Cincinnati, OH, and several nieces and nephews.
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He had many friends
here in West Virginia

The 2nd Raider Battalion began
it's 150 Mile perimeter patrol
on Guadalcanal.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), A
 Unit Assignments
1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/A Co2nd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)
  1941-1942, 0331, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/A Co
  1942-1943, 0331, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2)/D Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) 1
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
 Colleges Attended
  1948-1952, Others/Not Listed
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