Fayette County


Pvt. Joy Moore





Message From the War Department To His Wife in Wadena Tells of Battle Casualty

Pvt. Cleo J. Moore, 29, is reported "missing in action" following enemy attack in Germany, a war department message to his wife, Louise Corbin Moore, of Wadena, reported Saturday.

Pvt. Moore was with the 106th division of the infantry. He entered the army service in August, 1943, and received basic training in Camp Haan, Calif., at Carlston, Colo., and Atterbury, Ind., before going overseas October 6. He has two brothers in the service. Pfc. M.J. Moore is a tank wagon driver with the air corps in India. He received training at Memphis, Tenn., Chanute Field, Ill., Detroit, Mich., and Las Vegas, Nev., before leaving for overseas Sept. 6. M.J. was graduated form Fayette high school wiht the class of 1940. Pvt. Joy Moore entered the service in December, 1943, and has been hospitalized the greater part of the time since due to a knee injury. He is at Camp Lee, Va., and visited here during the holidays.

They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Moore.

Source: Fayette County Leader, January 18, 1945