The Beckley community and the West Virginia National Guard are mourning the loss of Specialist Corey Moore, who tragically passed away in a car accident on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, in Nicholas County. Corey’s untimely departure leaves a void that cannot be easily filled, and the memory of his dedicated service and inspirational leadership will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
The accident occurred as Corey Moore was driving southbound on U.S. 19, and his vehicle unexpectedly crossed the median into the northbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision with another car. The impact was followed by an abrupt departure from the roadway and a collision with an embankment before coming to a stop. Corey, along with the other driver involved in the incident, was promptly transported to Summersville Regional Medical Center. Tragically, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, Corey succumbed to his injuries.
Notably, there were no passengers reported in either vehicle at the time of the accident. The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department has initiated an investigation to determine the precise cause and circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.
Corey Moore proudly enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard in 2018, embarking on a journey marked by dedication and unwavering commitment. Throughout his military career, Corey served as a utilities equipment repairer with the 821st Engineer Construction Company, headquartered in Summersville, West Virginia. His contributions within the National Guard were exceptional and reflected a profound sense of duty.
Corey Moore’s leadership qualities were widely recognized and celebrated within his unit. He was not merely a leader by title but rather by example, creating an inclusive and encouraging environment for his peers. Corey’s leadership style was characterized by humility, and his primary focus was on the development and well-being of those under his guidance.
His approach to leadership fostered a sense of respect and motivation among his fellow soldiers, ensuring that they consistently performed at their best during training exercises and missions. Corey’s unwavering commitment to achieving team goals was a testament to his exceptional leadership traits.
One of Corey Moore’s most remarkable qualities was his insatiable thirst for knowledge. He constantly sought opportunities for self-improvement and career advancement beyond his fundamental responsibilities. His dedication to his military service was exemplified by the numerous prestigious awards he received, including the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, and the West Virginia Service Medal.
Corey Moore’s memory will be cherished not only by his loving family but also by his comrades, who were fortunate to witness his remarkable leadership and dedication to the National Guard. His legacy serves as a lasting reminder of the profound impact one individual can have on a community and a nation through service, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence.