Moore, Charles I

Charles Irvine Moore was born on September 27, 1927 to Robert and Emma Moore who lived in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Charles was the third youngest of twelve children.

Charles attended Avon-Grove high school but left before graduation to find work in the local mushroom industry.

Charles enlisted in the Army on November 29, 1950.  After basic training he was deployed to Korea in later 1951. He was assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry division.
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His last letter home was received three weeks before his death in which he wrote that he had been on the front lines and was seeing a lot of action, but now was back in a quiet sector.

Private First Class Charles Irvine Moore Died Of Wounds on July 21, 1952 in North Korea. A letter from his commanding officer, Lt. Col. Leland G. Cagwin, to his parents explained the circumstances of his death. Charles started out from his company’s main position at daybreak to a listening post. He was shot by a sniper. He received first aid and was evacuated to the battalion aid station. From there he was flown to a nearby Mash (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit, and succumbed to his wounds. 

Charles remains were transported to the west coast on board the SS Obelin Victory and then to Coatesville. Funeral services were held at the Galilee UAME Church in Avondale, on September 26, 1952. Interment was at the Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.

Charles' brother, Kenneth served in the Army in Korea, but was returned to duty stateside after Charles was killed.


Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC