Alton M. More was born April, 1920, in Wyoming. He joined the National Guard in February 1941 and held the rank of Corporal. In 1943 he volunteered for the Partroopers. He joined the 506th PIR at Fort Bragg and was placed in Easy Company.
He married in 1943 and his first daughter was born while he was overseas. Don Malarkey tells of this effecting More when in Normandy they were going through a dead comrade's musette bag and he found a pair of pink baby slippers.
More was regarded as one of the master scroungers in Easy. When Easy were taken off the line in Normandy, More came into his own "This time, our resident scrounger, Alton More, was getting more tactful in his finds. He walked into camp one afternoon carrying two cardboard boxes, one of canned fruit cocktail and the other of pineapple. We feasted as he told us how he'd gotten it from the main supply depot. Others joined him on his runs in subsequent days and we ate like kings. The day before we were to board the LST for our trip across the Channel, More outdid himself. 'Check it out, Malark' he said, showing me a U.S army motorcycle and sidecar he'd wrangled from the main motor pool and hidden in the sand dunes near Utah Beach. The next day More moved the cycle up to the fore dune. We had worked out a hand signal for him to ride over the dune. I had tipped off the Navy personnel that we had a last minute vehicle coming aboard. When Easy had boarded, I signalled More. He came roaring over the dune and up the ramp like some sort of barnstorming cycle king. And so with Alton driving and me in the sidecar, we zipped through the English countryside with smiles wide and fists pumping the air like a couple of carefree American boys who'd left the war behind".
More was with Easy until the end of the war, even gaining for himself a prized souvenir of Hitler's personal photo album.
He returned home to Wyoming after the war, but on July 31st 1958 was involved in a car accident which claimed his life 🙏
Alton is pictured with fellow Easy member Don Moone
More was portrayed by Doug Allen in Band of Brothers
All excerpts from Don Malarkey's book Easy Company Soldier