The News, January
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
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.
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