2023 Hall of Heroes Inductees
Georgia Military College is proud to announce the 2023 Hall of Heroes inductees: 1LT Louis “Chap” Ashmore, The Honorable Powell Moore and MAJ Joseph Uhler.
The GMC Hall of Heroes pays tribute to alumni of the GMC Corps of Cadets who have demonstrated extraordinary service to our nation while bringing honor to Georgia Military College. This is the highest recognition for an alumnus of the GMC Corps of Cadets. These gentlemen will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes in April. These three alumni are American heroes whose courage and sacrifice has made them worthy of this honorable distinction.
We are proud of the leadership they have exhibited in serving their country and influencing their communities. Georgia Military College is proud to honor these three heroes as our 2023 Hall of Heroes inductees at the Military Honors Parade on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. on Grant Parade Field. This event is open to the community.
1LT Louis “Chap” Ashmore (JC 1965)
Louis N. “Chap” Ashmore attributes much of his life’s success to his service in the Vietnam War and later in the business world with the foundational lessons of leadership he learned at Georgia Military College. He attended GMC Junior College from 1963-1965, and after graduating with his associate degree, Ashmore obtained a Building Construction degree from the University of Florida.
Upon his graduation from the University of Florida, he entered the U.S. Army in 1968 as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He graduated from the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Airborne School, and Ranger School, and was then assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, where he completed Jumpmaster School. On October 20, 1969, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, First Cavalry Division in Vietnam and was promoted to First Lieutenant. Please click here to learn more about 1LT Chap Ashmore.
The Honorable Powell Moore (HS 1955)
The Honorable Powell Moore has deep family connections to the Milledgeville community and Georgia Military College. A native of Milledgeville, Moore’s great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were newspaper editors at The Union-Recorder in Milledgeville. His great-grandfather, Jere N. Moore, is one of Georgia Military College’s founding fathers.
He attended GMC High School and graduated in 1955 before attending GMC Junior College for one year. At GMC, he was a Cadet Battalion Commander and lettered on the Junior College football team. He then went on to attend the University of Georgia, graduating in 1959.
After graduating from The University of Georgia, Moore was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the United States Army. He served for more than three years with tours in Baumholder, Germany, and Fort Benning, Georgia. After concluding military service, Moore embarked on an incredible career in public service. During his lifetime, Moore served in senior positions for two U.S. Senators and four U.S. Presidents. Please click here to learn more about The Honorable Powell Moore.
Major Joseph Richard Uhler (JC 1942)
For Major Joseph Richard Uhler, a football scholarship led him to Georgia Military College from his hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the GMC Junior College in 1942 and immediately went into military service, earning many honors and distinctions throughout World War II.
Uhler was initially assigned to the 139th Tank Destroyer Training Battalion, which was stationed at North Camp Hood, Texas. He was there for only a few weeks before the 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion shipped out to serve in World War II, on August 6, 1942. Having been assigned to that unit, Uhler arrived in England on August 17, 1942. Five months later he landed in Oran, Algeria, due to delays caused by an outbreak of spinal meningitis. He was committed to battle on February 23, 1943 at Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, and it was during the heat of battle that Uhler received a field promotion to 1st Lieutenant. Please click here to learn more about MAJ Joseph Uhler.
2022 Hall of Heroes Inductees
Dr. James Baugh (HS 1937, JC 1939)
Colonel Thomas Torrance (HS 1974)
2021 Hall of Heroes Inductees
Lieutenant General Max W. Noah (HS 1948)
Major General William P. Acker (JC 1950)
Lieutenant Colonel William L. Turner (HS 1934)
We can never repay these gentlemen for their service, but we will forever be grateful and their legacies will always live on at Georgia Military College.