After attending school in Kansas City, MO, Rex B. Moody enlisted in the Marine Corps, January 1954. For the next 12 years, he served at Camp Lajeune, NC; Camp Pendleton, CA; Okinawa, Japan; and the Philippines.
Soon after becoming a Staff Sgt. in 1964, he served his first tour in the Republic of Vietnam. In 1965, he was selected as an Officers Candidate and, upon completion of officers’ candidate school, was appointed a Warrant Officer. Over the next 18 years he progressed through the ranks, and as a Captain, served a 2nd tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968/69. He retired as a Lt. Col. in February 1984. He worked in retail for the next 24 years.
Moody joined the VVA in 2004, and became Chapter President in 2005. He has also served as Mississippi State Council President and is currently serving as the Chair, Conference State Council Presidents.
Moody serves on the City of Tupelo Veterans Council and the Veterans board State of Mississippi. He is married to the former Pam Ritchey and currently resides in Tupelo, MS.Send Email