MORES, Robert


Registration Nr.:    V 00403

Birthday:    09.03.1926, Koetschette

Father:    Pierre MORES

Mother:    Margeurite BECK

Service entry:    09.07.1945

Contingent:    1st & 2nd 

Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1946)
                  Caporal (1948)
                  Sergent tit. (1952)

Death:    26.09.1952, Chokko-Ri (Korea)

Having joined the Luxembourg Army on 9 July 1945, Robert was first attached to the Ist Battalion, stationed at the time in Bitburg, Germany. In July 1946, he was transferred to the Medical Corps.

Ranked Caporal, Robert volunteered for the first contingent in 1950. He was one of the rare soldiers who signed up for a second term in Korea. Thus, he kept on fighting alongside the second contingent in 1952. By then, he had already risen to the rank of a Sergent tit.

On 26 September 1952, during a Chinese mortar attack on “King” hill, near Chokko-Ri, he was fatally injured while rushing to the rescue of some injured Luxembourgish soldiers of his section.

An official military funeral was held on 17 March 1953 in Luxembourg City to commemorate both Robert Mores and Roger Stütz. He lies buried in Rambrouch, alongside Royal Air Force pilots shot down during the Second World War.

Croix d'Honneur et Mérite militaire en vermeil avec palme (Lux.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
Croix de Guerre (Lux.)
Médaille Commémorative des théâtres d'opérations extérieures (Bel.)
Croix de Guerre avec palme (Bel.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
United Nations Service Medal (UNO)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
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