Sergeant Samuel Moore served in the Marine Corps for six years from 2012 to 2018. The 6154 aircraft mechanic said he loved his experience and enjoyed working on Hueys and Cobras for his first four years of service. He finished the last two as a door gunner for the Huey aircraft.
“I loved it,” Moore said. “I was essentially a forward observer but in the sky, it was the best job I’ve ever had.”
Moore attended two years of college before his Marine Corps career at Ohio State University. The sophomore decided he needed a change and became more responsible and learned what discipline in the armed services was all about.
“I found myself partying a lot as most college kids do,” he said. “I needed a change and am so thankful that the customs and courtesies, the discipline, the work ethic that was instilled in me, I can now take into any work force and excel.”
Moore is set to graduate from the University of South Carolina in December with his Bachelor’s in Geological Science, looking to work in the environmental consulting realm as a geologist.
Moore is also in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at UofSC and has had a hand in helping to raise more than $7,000 for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research this semester for JDRF. Each year they do a “one walk” which is a big fundraiser for the 501(c)(3).
“One of my fraternity brothers has type 1 diabetes so it really hits close to home,” Moore said. “To be able to show support for him and all others living with this is what it’s all about.”
Learn more about Moore this week on 94.3 The Dude.