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Catalog Number 2013.025.004
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
Inscription Text "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 / /" (oval sticker on back)
Provenance San Mateo County
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-0.75 inches
Search Terms Sports
Moore, Ernest "Mel"
Burlingame High School
Vietnam War
Viet Nam
War Service
Subjects Sports
Football players
Naval personnel
Prisoners of war
People Moore, Ernest "Mel"