Cryptologic History Calendar

1953: Frank Moorman Died

Saturday, September 30, 2017

1953: Frank Moorman Died

Description: 30 September 1953: Frank Moorman, chief of G2A6 during WWI, died.

In July 1918, Colonel (Coast Artillery Corps) Frank Moorman received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I.

The order reads....."In a position of greatest responsibility, Colonel Moorman displayed peculiar genius, combined with exact scientific knowledge, in organizing, training, and operating the Radio Intelligence Service of the Intelligence Section. Charged with the duty of intercepting and deciphering the radio messages of the enemy, he acted with initiative and foresight, achieving brilliant results."
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)