Friday, July 5, 2013

Vietnam veteran died saving others from house fire

Veteran died trying to save others from fire, son says
By Karissa Shatzer
Posted: Jul 04, 2013

A Lancaster man who died in an house fire that killed three others was a war veteran and a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice, according to his son.

"He was a Vietnam vet. He served in '68-'69. He was 101st Airborne," Jimmie Brock said of his father, 64-year-old Jimmie Moore. "I miss him."

Not only did Moore put his life on the line for his country, he died early Thursday after running back into his burning home at 115 E. Clay Street in an attempt to save 13 people who were still inside. Two children between the ages of 2 and 8 are among the victims.

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