Army Veteran is Proud of Logging Career in Maine

Author: MVH Machias
Posted: September 27, 2019
Category: Maine Veterans of the Month

For Maurice “Artie” Moon, there’s nothing like being in the iconic Maine woods.

A logger, Artie operated a skidder for 20 years, traversing Aroostook County’s Airline Road, armed with plenty of stories about how a fallen tree or whipping winds complicated a job or two.

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Veteran Grew Up With Large Family

Artie has fond memories of his childhood growing up in Hancock, one of seven children to Myra Moon and Alvie Frye. He loved sports and found much joy in dancing. He left Maine his junior year in high school to join the Army in 1952.

After serving three years in the Korean War, Artie received a Purple Heart.

Artie has two boys, Maurice Jr. and Michael.

Artie realized his prowess for sports and started a slow-pitch softball team for the YMCA. He coached it for seven years and claims never to have lost a game.

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Retirement Offers Maine Pastimes 

In retirement, Artie lived in Cherryfield where he enjoyed four-wheeling, fishing and puzzles. 

Artie is a resident at Maine Veterans' Homes - Machias where he still loves to dance. He’s added exercise classes and Bingo to his repertoire of hobbies.

Thank you for your service, Artie.

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