WWII Veteran Moment: Ervin Moser

To introduce more of the brave Americans from my books in 2021 I plan to provide World War II Veteran Moments. Each week I’ll profile one veteran who chose to serve this country during war. At the end of each account I’ll list the book where his/her story is profiled. Thank a vet for his/her service!

Name: Ervin Moser

Born: Bluffton, Indiana 1923

Branch: United States Army Medical Corps

Theater of Operation: Pacific

Unusual occurrence: In July 1973, a fire at the National Personnel Records Center destroyed approximately 18 million official military personnel files. Moser’s was one record salvaged from the fire. He displays his medals and a copy of his record, burnt around the edges, in a display case in his home.

Thoughts about military service: “Daily I witnessed injured soldiers airlifted in from the front lines. We made out the best we could. We kept busy, but I made good friends there. I don’t regret it.”

We Fought to Win: American World War II Veterans Share Their Stories

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