Pottawattamie County

Pvt. Ned Lee Moore


. . . And Here At Home

Ned Moore, marine pfc., and Marlin “Pete” Jessen, navy, ex-firemen, held a firemen’s convention when they met recently in the southwest Pacific. Moore, formerly was a member of the police department, but later switched to the fire department. Jessen was a mechanic in the fire department at the time he entered the armed forces.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, November 17, 1943, Page 9

Marine Dies in S. Pacific

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Moore have been notified by the war department of the death of their son, Pvt. Ned Moore, marine, in the South Pacific [invasion of Tarawa on Nov. 20], where he has been stationed since March. Pvt. Moore had been in the marine corps 13 months. He was previously on the Council Bluffs police force and with the fire department, stationed at station No. 1.

He is also survived by brothers, Howard R., Newark, N. J.; Pfc. Stan, army in the South Pacific; Fred X., army at March Field, Cal.; AC Jack, army, stationed at Las Vegas, Nev.; Claude “Pat,” Council Bluffs police force; and Robert, Los Angeles; sisters, Mrs. Fred Schiferly, Council Bluffs; Mrs. V. E. Hansen, Sioux City.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, November 24, 1943, Page 6

Fire Dept. to Be in Mourning

As result of the death of Pvt. Ned lee Moore, 32, United States marine corps, killed in action in the Pacific war zone, the Council Bluffs fire department will go into mourning for 30 days, Fire Chief Waldo Merrill said Friday afternoon.

Moore is considered a member of the department as he was on leave of absence for the duration of the war while serving in the armed forces, it was pointed out. All fire stations are to be draped and black ribbons to be worn by members of the fire department with the badges in tribute to Pvt. Moore, the chief said.

Moore was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Moore, 911 Second avenue.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, November 26, 1943, Page 2

Hang Plaque to Honor Firemen

In tribute to members of the fire department serving in the armed forces an artistic plaque was hung Tuesday on the wall in the recreation room of the central fire station. Listed on the plaque are the names of 11 persons, one of whom is a gold star, for Ned Moore, member of the marines who was killed in the invasion of Tarawa.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, March 22, 1944, Page 2

 At Park Prayer Service

Mrs. Mary Moore, second from left, 911 Second avenue, mother of Ned Moore, city fireman who died on Tarawa, wept as she prayed Tuesday night for her remaining five sons in service, and for the sons of other mothers who are fighting in the invasion. With Mrs. Moore are her daughters, Mrs. Fred Schiferly, left, and Mrs. V. E. Hansen, her son, C. E. Moore, police officer, and her grandson, Robert Christofferson, son of Mrs. Schiferly. Her boys in service are Dan in New Caledonia, Jack in India, Roland, Howard and Fred.

Prayer for Men in Invasion Given

Several hundred worshippers prayed for the grace of God with our men in the invasion, in a city-wide prayer service Tuesday evening in Bayliss park at which Council Bluffs men, women and children joined in the prayers which were voiced on D-day by allied peoples all over the world.

The service, planned by the Council Bluffs Ministerial association, was presented by the Rev. Lawrence Siersbeck, Our Savior’s Lutheran church; Rev. William Allen, First Baptist Church; and Rev. J. R. Perkins, First Congregational church.

Music was provided by Walter Jenkins, leading the singing, and Mrs. Ruth Schlemmer Phillips, pianist.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, June 07, 1944, Page 5

 Mother Receives Medal for Son

The Purple Heart, awarded posthumously to Ned Moore, former fireman who died with the marines on Tarawa, was received Monday by Mrs. Mary Moore, 911 Second ave., his mother. The medal, inscribed with Pfc. Moore’s name on the reverse side, was accompanied by the presidential citation ribbon awarded to his unit.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, August 08, 1944, Page 3