World War II vet returns to battlefield, this time to fly fish

World War II vet returns to battlefield, this time to fly fish »Play Video
Frank Moore

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Frank Moore is 90 years old. He is a World War II veteran and a world renowned fly-fisherman.

Moore will soon return to fly fish in the same place where he fought for our country so many years ago.

A Portland video crew is following Moore as he fishes the waters in France he only remembers as a solider.

Moore said he loves fishing because he can't stand to sit around. "I don't like to sit in one spot and just sit," Moore said. "In fly fishing, you're always moving."

Moore doesn't have to move very far to fish here at home. It's just a short walk to his pond, where he spends many days casting his line.

When Moore is not fishing himself, he's teaching someone else the art of fly fishing.

As for his trip, Moore told KPIC News that he is excited to return to the place where he could have easily lost his life. He said he is grateful for the chance to go back. "Every day when I wake up, I'll look around and say, 'Here I am,' when I could have been wiped out in 1944 or '45."

Moore says one of the stops he'll make is Hamm Cemetery in Luxembourg, where he'll not only be honored, but will also honor other veterans.

And you can be sure that Frank will have his fly rod nearby.