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PFC Otto L Moore
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1911
Van Etten
Chemung County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1944
Taylor County
Texas, USA

Husband of Mrs. Marion Nalsh Moore.

Otto served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the New York National Guard on September 16, 1940, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Painter and also as Single, with dependents.

Otto died in the "Line Of Duty" from personal reason at Camp Markley, Texas during the war.

Service # 20232151

Gloversville Leader-Republican - April 15, 1944

Mrs. Marion Nalsh Moore, 106 West Eighth avenue, received a telegram yesterday notifying her of the death of her husband, Private First Class Otto L. Moore, 32, of the U.S. Army at Camp Barkley in Texas as the result of gunshot wounds received some time ago while engaged in target practice. No details as to how the accident happened were given in the brief message.

It is believed that Private Moore was accidentally wounded late in January and was hospitalized for some time following the injury. Later he is reported to have resumed duty, and according to a letter received yesterday by Mrs. Moore, had just returned from maneuvers.

He had been previously wounded December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, where he was stationed at the time. One of the bullets lodged near his heart and it had been impossible to remove it.

Whether Private Moore's death was caused by his more recent wounds, or by some complication suffered as the result of the earlier wounds was not made clear.

Private Moore had served eleven years in the U.S. Army. Early in 1941 he was hifted from an army base in this country to Hawaii, and was on patrol duty in Honolulu when the Japs made their sneak attack on the island. He was operating a machine gun against the attacking planes when he was struck by machine gun bullets. Following the attack he was shipped back to this country with other wounded men.

The deceased was born in New York City, where he spent the greater part of his life. After completing school there he enlisted in the Army in 1933.

PFC Moore served at Army posts in Panama, New York, Texas, Tennessee, California and other parts of the country. He also was a member of the Military Police at one time.

Upon returning to active duty at Camp Barkley after spending a short furlough with his wife earlier this year, he was made a member of Company B, 134th Ordnance Maintenance Battery. He saw active duty in Cavalry, Infantry, tank and ordanance units.

The only survivors are his widow and one son, Thomas Otto Moore.

The body is to be shipped here and will be taken to the Walrath and Bushover funeral home, 51 Fremont Street. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gloversville Morning Herald - April 16, 1944

PFC Otto Moore
Funeral Services for PFC Otto Moore, Gloversville soldier, who died at Camp Markley Tex, will be held there. Burial will be made in Texas in conmpliance with a request he made.

( Articles found by: Anne Cady )
 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Nov 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100410347
 

Wounded during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
 
 
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