A U.S. Army veteran who later served three Indiana governors in positions including director of the state department of commerce is being remembered. Funeral services for Don Moreau, whose military career started during World War II and continued through the Vietnam War, will be held Monday in Clay County. Moreau’s civilian career also includes executive roles with Indiana’s State Student Assistance Commission, Indiana Toll Road Commission, Emergency Medical Services Commission, Department of Labor, Indiana State Fair and the Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial Commission. He was 89.
He founded the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation in 1993 and became its first CEO in 1998. Moreau is thought to have received more Sagamore of the Wabash awards than anyone else. Governors Otis Bowen, Robert Orr, Evan Bayh, Frank O’Bannon, Joe Kernan, Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb all bestowed the honor on Moreau. In 2014, he was among the inaugural class inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame.
The funeral for Moreau will be Monday, August 28 at 11 a.m. at Center Point United Methodist Church in Clay County. You can connect to more about his life and career by clicking here. On Wednesday, September 27 at 4 p.m., a memorial honoring Moreau’s military service and career will be held at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. Burial with full military honors will take place at a date yet-to-be determined at Arlington National Cemetery.