Charles Moseley Killed During Naval Service
Word was received early last Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moseley, Sr., that
their son, Seaman Second Class Charles Moseley, Jr., was killed in action
somewhere in the Pacific.
The message read:
The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, Charles Otto
Moseley, Jr., Seaman Second Class USNR, was killed in action while in the
service of his county. The department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in
your great loss. On account of existing conditions the body if recovered cannot
be returned at present. If further details are received you will be informed. To
prevent possible aid to our enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship
Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs, Chief of Naval Personnel.
Charles was born in Carrollton and spent his entire life here up to the time
he entered the navy at 17. He never came home after leaving to join. He began
school here and went through his Junior year. He was due to have been graduated
this past spring.
First he went to Dan Diego for boot training and then took a course in
electricity at Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. At that time he passed
through the corner of Texas. In February of this year he went to sea.
Charles left for the Navy on June 19th last year. He was eighteen this June.
He was a member of the boy scout troop here and during his lat year at school
operated the picture show at DeWitt Perry. He also worked for The Chronicle
under the management of the Edwin Harveys.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express or appreciation to the many friends who have helped us at
this time of our loss with their sympathy, interest and understanding.
MR. and MRS. C. O. MOSELEY AND FAMILY.
The Carrollton Chronicle - November 17, 1944
Submitted by Edward Lynn