90-Year-old Angler Returns to Normandy to Fish the Streams He Crossed as a Young Soldier

Frank Moore is a 90-year-old World War II vet­er­an who was in the 453rd Anti-Air­craft Artillery Bat­tal­ion.  As he marched across France to Lux­em­bourg and the Bat­tle of the Bulge, Moore remem­bers see­ing large Atlantic salmon in a stream and a fish­ing rod sit­ting on the banks. While oth­er mem­o­ries of that time fad­ed, this image has remained with him. After the war Moore moved back to Ore­gon and con­tin­ued to fish the North Umpqua Riv­er. In the past 70 years he has achieved many accom­plish­ments as a con­ser­va­tion­ist, a fish­er­man, and a vet­er­an. Recent­ly, Moore has been induct­ed into the Fresh Water Fish­ing Hall of Fame.

Film­mak­er and founder of Uncage the Soul Pro­duc­tions,  John Waller met angler Frank Moore while film­ing for Trav­el Ore­gon  last August. After get­ting to know Moore, Waller was inspired to help him reclaim a part of his past and return to the North of France. Waller and his crew raised enough mon­ey to send Moore, his wife Jeanne and a film crew to Nor­mandy to doc­u­ment Moore’s jour­ney. To hear more about Frank Moore’s jour­ney, and to hear more about the film, check out the Mend­ing the Line web­site.