Capt. Monte L. Moorberg
Class of 1957
Hall of Honor 1986
U.S. Air Force Captain Monte Moorberg was an outstanding Senior High graduate who gave his life for his country in the Vietnam War.
Moorberg graduated fourth in a class of 270 students at Grand Island Senior High. He was the first Senior High athlete to win four varsity letters in a single year. He played two years of varsity football at the Air Force Academy where he graduated in 1961.
Captain Moorberg had served three months in Vietnam when he was reported missing in action after failing to return from a successful combat mission he had led on December 2, 1966.
In April of 1968, the Air Force presented Capt. Moorberg’s widow, Judy, with the Distinguished Flying Cross, the nation’s second-highest valor award. Moorberg’s remains were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1985.