Cal. Litig. 2020, Volume 33, Number 3

The Greatest of the Greatest Generation

By Justice Eileen C. Moore

Justice Eileen C. Moore sits on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. In a former life, Justice Moore served as a combat nurse in Vietnam in the Army Nurse Corps. She was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Since 2008, she has chaired the Judicial Council’s Veterans in the Court and Military Families Subcommittee. For nine years, she served as a mentor in a Veterans Treatment Court, primarily to women veterans. Her 2009 book, Race Results, received four national awards, including Book of the Year by Foreward. In 2015, her book Gender Results received a Benjamin Franklin award.

The greatest generation grew up during the depression and fought in World War II. The greatest of the greatest did all that and battled Jim Crow as well.

Since pre-revolutionary times and during America’s wars, African Americans have been true patriots, always defending America. Enduring indignities and dangers Whites did not face, Blacks improved their circumstances bit by bit after each war. Many of their major achievements followed World War II.

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