By Direction

of the

President of the United States


Distinguished Service Cross

Is Awarded Posthumously


Dennis F. Moore



Rank and Organization:  Specialist Five,  Company D, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Date and Place:  March 18, 1968, Republic of Vietnam

Reason:  Specialist Five Dennis F. Moore distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while serving as the Senior Aidman with Company D, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division which was actively engaged in ground combat against enemy forces in the vicinity of Tan Uyen, Republic of Vietnam, on 18 March 1968.  As the lead element of the company came under intense hostile small arms, rocket, grenade and machinegun fire, Specialist Moore left the security of the company headquarters element voluntarily to go to the aid of the wounded in the front element.  As he approached the first of eight wounded comrades, he was seriously wounded in the leg and stomach.  Completely ignoring his own wounds and safety he pushed ahead into the enemy fire.  He discarded his personal weapon so as to better aid the wounded.  In the course of moving from the first to the sixth man who lay only ten feet from an enemy machinegun bunker, Specialist Five Moore was wounded repeatedly.  Not once did he stop to tend his own wounds but continued to crawl to the front, treating the wounded as he moved.  He courageously moved to the lead man and began treating him, when he was mortally wounded by machinegun fire.  Specialist Five Moore's extraordinary heroism and willing self-sacrifice are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon him and the Armed Forces of the his country.