|Description||2013 Ernest "Mel" Moore Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Ernest "Mel" Moore of Burlingame High School who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Moore and a brief biography: "A stellar, 160-pound All-Peninsula Athletic League guard on the Panthers' 1946 co-championship football team, he distinguished himself on the gridiron, in the classroom and later, in the U.S. Navy. Moore, a fighter pilot operating from an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War, was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. He was captured, tortured, and kept in captivity by the North Vietnamese for six years. Along with San Mateo's Robert Stirm (a U. S. Air Force pilot), Moore was on of two San Mateo County men to endure the deprivation and uncertainty of imprisonment during that conflict." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Moore is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.|
|Object Name||Plaque, Award|
|Collection||3D - Personal Symbols|
|Title||Ernest "Mel" Moore Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2013|
|Date||June 11, 2013|
"20 Peninsula Sports 13 / HALL / OF / FAME" (blue logo upper left front corner);
"spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / email@example.com / www.spotlightimpressions.com" (oval sticker on back)
|Provenance||San Mateo County|
|Dimensions||H-12 W-9 D-0.75 inches|
Moore, Ernest "Mel"
Burlingame High School
Prisoners of war
Moore, Ernest "Mel"