Monday, June 6, 2016

PVT Clyde Edward Moore

courtesy of Frederick Carter
PVT Clyde Edward Moore was born 16 Sep 1919 in Castlewood, Virginia. He was the 4th of 6 children born to Walter Riley and Nannie Virginia (Dean) Moore. His father was a coal miner who died of lobar pneumonia in July 1930. Nannie then married William Gordon Jessee, a farmer near Castlewood. Clyde enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was assigned to Company 3361 at Camp Brown Gap near Grottoes, Virginia.

Clyde was drafted in May 1941. Like others drafted in this time period he was sent to a fairly close post and assigned to D Company 116th Infantry. He would have trained with the unit at Fort Meade, Maryland and Camp Blanding, Florida before being sent to England aboard the Queen Mary in September 1942. In England the unit trained for the amphibious landings that would be part of the invasion of occupied Europe. That assault finally took place on 6 Jun 1944 and PVT Moore was killed in action on that day.

PVT Moore was repatriated and re-interred in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Virginia near his mother.

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