Lanterns Lift at Spc Ben Moore’s Bordentown Memorial
WATCH VIDEO – Bordentown, NJ: Hundreds gather 1.12.2019 in Saint Mary’s Cemetery for the 8th anniversary Memorial Lantern Launch for Army Spc. Benjamin G. Moore, of Bordentown, who gave his life for his country on Jan. 12, 2011 while stationed in Afghanistan.
He died in Ghazni the province of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Moore was a recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Moore was a 2006 graduate of Bordentown Regional High School. Moore was a firefighter for Hope Hose Humane Co. No. 1 Station No. 602/609 of Bordentown City, Union Fire Co. No. 1 Station No. 261 of Crosswicks, DeCou Hose Co. No. 1 Station No. 15 of Hamilton Township, Westampton Township Emergency Services Westampton Station No. 272, Capital Health and Trenton Emergency Medical Services. Ben was known as the “Mayor of Bordentown” and was awarded the title of “Honorary Chief” of Hope Hose Humane.
Ben joined the U.S. Army in April 2009, trained at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and was stationed in Fort Drum, N.Y. in September. He was a member of the 693d SAPPER Co., 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division. Ben received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.