World War II Honor Roll

Roland Edward Moss  Class of 1941

 Branch of Service U.S. Army 33556615
347th Inf, 87th Div III, 1st Army
Rank Sergeant,
Entered the Service 2/11/1943
Born 1/1/1923
Died: December 17, 1944     Sarre Union France KIA
Buried at: Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville, MD


Awards: Purple Heart 

The News, January 6, 1945
SGT. ROLAND E. MOSS, about 22, of Knoxville, is missing in action in France, the War Department this morning notified his mother, Mrs. Alice Moss, Knoxville, by telegram. The notification said Sgt. Moss had been missing since December 16.
Sgt. Moss, an infantryman, has been overseas for about six months, it was reported. No word has been received from him for some time. He was with the First Army.
A well known resident of Knoxville, where he attended the Lutheran church and was active in the Sunday school. Sgt. Moss entered the service February 18, 1943. Prior to that time he had worked in the shops of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Brunswick after graduating from Brunswick High School in 1941. His father was the late Clarence E. Moss. He has two brothers, one Lenwood, also being in service overseas, and two sisters.
The News, August 13, 1948
Military reinterment in his native Knoxville cemetery, Friday, will be accorded the remains of Sergt. Roland E. Moss, killed in action in France, December 17, 1944, Commander Richard C. Bowers, Steadmna-Keenan Post, American Legion, Brunswick, announced last night.
Sergt. Moss' remains will arrive in Brunswick under military guard this afternoon at 3p.m. From overseas. The flag draped coffin will be taken to the funeral home in Brunswick, where it will remain until time of services there at 3p.m. Friday. Rev. Dr. H.C. Erdman will officiate at the religious services.
A member of K. Of P. Lodge 122, Brunswick, and of the Lutheran church at Knoxville, Sergt. Moss was a son of Mrs. Alice Stewart Moss and the late Clarence E. Moss, of Knoxville.
At aged 22 years, he was a non-commissioned officer of the 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Division spearhead of General Patton's armies in France. He was killed in his first engagement, at Sarre Union and buried in a U.S. Military cemetery near there.
Besides his mother, he is survived by these brothers and sisters, Clarence Moss, Washington; Sarah Lucille and Rosie E. Moss, at home; Lenwood C. Moss, Rosemont.
Reburial arrangements are being handled by C.E. Feete and Bros., funeral directors.