A remodeled U.S. Army Reserve center, named after an officer who was killed during training activities in 1956, will be rededicated Saturday in Salt Lake City.
The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at Moore Hall, 4550 S. 13th East, named after 1st Lt. LaVoy Moore, who served with the 4th Infantry Division in Alaska and who was cited for saving two enlisted men from drowning in the Yukon River.Maj. Gen. Richard O. Christiansen, commander of the 96th U.S. Army Reserve Command, will speak, and the Cottonwood High School Band, conducted by Clinton Frohm, who also is a an Army Reserve major, will perform.
Lt. Col. J. Craig Larson, commander of the 259th Quartermaster Battalion, which has headquarters in Pleasant Grove, will be master of ceremonies for the program, to which the public is invited.
A large plaque on which a photograph of Moore was etched has been placed in the lobby of the reserve center, which serves as a training facility for the 419th Transportation Company and the 536th Signal Company.
Moore, a son of James H. and Mettie G. Moore, was born in 1930 in Salt Lake City. He attended Granite High School and Brigham Young University, served an LDS Church mission and began military service in 1952 at Fort Ord, Calif. He was graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Ga.
Moore's widow, Vera, now Mrs. Donald Smith, and other family members are scheduled to attend the program.