By Terry Kovarik
Senior Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore had to make some fast adjustments and decisions when responding to Hurricane Harvey. Now those efforts have been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Chief Moore received a Meritorious Service Medal during ceremonies at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay. Moore received orders to aid hurricane recovery efforts in Southeast Texas just as he was heading to his son’s football game. Once in Texas, he found himself meeting some rapidly changing situations that were made easier by his crew.
Chief Moore says receiving the Meritorious Service Medal was something he never expected.
Moore’s crewmates at Station Sturgeon Bay knew the award was coming for some time. Moore says he’s impressed with their ability to keep a secret.