Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PVT Oscar John Moeller

1943 high school photo
PVT Oscar John Moeller was born 4 Aug 1924 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was the youngest of 2 sons born to George and Alvina Bertha (Horschmann) Moeller. Alvina was George's 2nd wife. George was a building contractor and the family lived at 3520 Itaska Street in Saint Louis. George died on 5 Apr 1935. Apparently Alvina could not care for the boys and they both went to live with cousin Cecil Hudson on his farm and attended Kirkpatrick High School where Oscar graduated in 1943. 

Oscar was drafted in September 1943. After training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Moeller was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 13 Jun 1944 where he served as a rifleman. PVT Moeller was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.

PVT Moeller rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.

Oscar's older brother, George Emil August Moeller, also served in the U.S. Army during the war.

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