McConnell Honors Kentuckian Corporal Jacob Moore

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the death of Corporal Jacob Moore of Kentucky:

“Over the weekend, we learned that four U.S. Marines were tragically killed Friday night. Their training aircraft crashed during joint NATO exercises in Norway.

“One of those 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 only 24 years old, he had spent four years honorably serving our country around the world. He was serving as an MV-22B Osprey crew chief based out of New River, North Carolina.

“Corporal Moore was in Norway along with 30,000 other soldiers from 27 countries for NATO’s Cold Response exercises. Every two years, NATO servicemembers travel to the edge of the Arctic Circle to train in Northern Scandinavia’s frozen wilderness.

“This long-scheduled exercise is not directly related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But the events of recent weeks have only reminded us of the incredible importance of the NATO alliance to America’s security and to world peace. Corporal Moore’s service was hugely 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 safety and freedom. We are thinking of and praying for his family at this terribly difficult time.”