LOCAL VETERANS HONORED
by Post 123
The American Legion
Department of Texas
JOHN THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH enlisted in the United States Army from Corpus Christi (Nueces County), Texas on March 31, 1954. In May of 1956,
he received orders to report to C Battery, 903rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion at Ft. Davis CZ which was attached to the 746th Battalion. Upon arrival,
he was assigned with six other men at Gun Position #5 as a 90/120 mm gunner responsible for anti-aircraft protection of Gatun Locks until C Battery
began testing the Skysweeper gun (a 70 mm rapid-fire weapon with its own radar and electro-mechanical computer fastened on the gun mount).
He returned to the United States in March of 1957 and mustered out at Fort Chaffee Arkansas as a Specialist 3 on March 30, 1962. He returned to
Corpus Christi for a short time prior to moving to San Antonio where he lived and worked as a Journeyman and member of the Iron Workers’ Union
No. 66 for 28 years before retiring to the Central Texas area and becoming an active member of his community.
CURTIS GLENN MOORE enlisted in the United States Army from Brownwood (Brown County), Texas on January 23, 1972. He spent the majority of his
21 year career in Fort Hood, Texas, where he retired from in 1993. He was injured in Desert Shield and, as a result, earned numerous commendations
and awards as well as a meritorious promotion to the rank of Sergeant Major before returning to the United States. After he retired, he settled in
Waco, Texas and became an active member of both the local community and the Bosque River Chapter of the Southern Cruisers.
In honor and recognition these brave men and their honorable service in the United States Army; as well as their contributions to the State of Texas
and their communities; the Legionnaires of Post 123, The American Legion, Department of Texas unanimously voted on the 12th day of August, 2009
to operate under the name HOLLINGSWORTH-MOORE Post 123, The American Legion, Department of Texas.