Moses, Carrol E

Carrol E. Moses was born on March 1, 1917 to Ernest and Edith Moses of East Coventry Township, Pennsylvania. He was the second oldest of eleven children. Carrol attended South Coventry schools and the North Coventry High School. He latr married Ruth Noble.

 Carrol entered service in the Army on March 2, 1942. He served in the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th “Tropical Lightning” Infantry Division (the same Division, albeit a different regiment of Hero John Toth.).

 After basic training, the division underwent intensive jungle warfare training in the Hawaiian Islands. After training, they were sent to Guadalcanal to reinforce the 1st Marine Division as part of the XIV Corps.The unit began combat on January 7th, 1943.
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Private Carrol E. Moses Died Non Battle on March 2, 1943 in the South Pacific of diphtheria. Diseases struck as many men as the enemy in the torturous jungle heat, with little sanitation available on the battlefield. His wife received the telegram from the War Department on March 8th, noting that more details would follow. Carrol was buried at the Honolulu National Memorial Cemetery, in Hawaii.
 A memorial dervice was held at the Pughtown Baptist Church.His brother, Private Lawrence Moses, received emergency leave from Miami where he was stationed, to attend.

Carrol received the Bronze Star for his courage in battle.

Besides his wife Ruth, he was survived by his month old daughter, Caroline.


Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC