Services for Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore
Funeral Services were held for Robert "Robin" Moore Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville. Moore was the author of more than 80 books including 'The Green Berets' and the 'French Connection'.

Services for Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, 82, Oak Ridge Court, where held Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church with military rites at the close of the service.

More than 100 special armed forces attended the afternoon service in Hopkinsville.

Burial will be at a later date in Boston, Mass. The body will be cremated.

He died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

A native of Boston, Mass., he was born Oct. 31, 1925, the son of the late Robert Lowell Moore Sr. and Eleanor Turner Moore.

He was an author and writer and authored the best seller, “The Green Berets” and the screenplay for the movie version of the book.

In addition, he co-wrote the “Ballard of the Green Berets,” the signature song for the elite Special Forces Group.

He was the author of 80 books, one of which was “The French Connection” which received several Academy Awards.

He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, having served as a staff sergeant and was a Vietnam War veteran and an honorary member of the 5th Special Forces Group.

He was a member of the class of 1949 at Harvard University.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Moore; two daughters, Margo Moore, Dartmouth, Mass., Lacy Hamilton, Hancock, Maine; a stepson, Gregory Edelston, Barnes, S.W.13, England; a stepdaughter, Ayesha Edelston, Torquary, England; a brother, John Moore, Concord, Mass., and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Special Forces Association, Chapter 38 (casualty fund), Post Office Box 223, Fort Campbell, Ky., 42223.

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