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McConnell pays tribute to Kentucky Corporal Jacob Moore – Reuters


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell today delivered the following remarks in the Senate regarding the death of Corporal Jacob Moore of Kentucky, according to a statement:

“Over the weekend, we learned that four US Marines were tragically killed Friday night. Their training plane crashed during joint NATO exercises in Norway. One of these Marines, Corporal Jacob Moore, was born and raised in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. I want to take a moment to mourn this great loss and salute Corporal Moore’s service to our country. Corporal Moore joined the Marines in 2018. At just 24 years old, he had spent four years honorably serving our country around the world. He was a crew chief for the MV-22B Osprey based in New River, North Carolina. Corporal Moore was in Norway with 30,000 other soldiers from 27 countries for NATO’s Cold Response exercises. Every two years, NATO soldiers travel to the edge of the Arctic Circle to train in the frozen wilderness of northern Scandinavia. This long-planned exercise is not directly related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But the events of the past few weeks have only served to remind us of the incredible importance of the NATO alliance to America’s security and to world peace. Corporal Moore’s service was extremely and directly important to our nation, to our allies and to the world. We will never forget Corporal Moore’s service and sacrifice in defense of America’s security and freedom. We are thinking and praying for his family at this terribly difficult time. »