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Updated: 06/19/2017 08:30:03AM

Rotonda man took part in Battle of Metz

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Pfc. Tom Moore at 19 shortly after getting out of basic training at Camp Gordon, Ga. in 1943. He was sent to Europe and became a member of the 3rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, a part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army.

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Tom Moore in Nuremberg, Germany near the end of the World War II.

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This card that Tom Moore kept all these years notes he was a member of the 3rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron—“Patton’s Ghost Troops” in World War II. On the back side of the card is “Patton’s Prayer.”

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Tom Moore is a resident of Rotonda. He is 93.

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The 3rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, the outfit Pfc. Tom Moore of Rotonda served with during World War II, was called “Patton’s Ghost Troops.”

They were the flamboyant 3rd Army tank commander’s eyes and ears.

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