Richard A. Mosley — Sergeant and Military Police guard at the Loire DTC. The son of Irish immigrants, Mosley was born in Pineville, Kentucky on February 22, 1904. He joined the Navy in World War I, but received a discharge for being underage. He later spent five years at the University of Illinois, studying electrical and mechanical engineering. He subsequently was the foreman for an automobile service center. Although he was partially blind in one eye, he entered the Army at Los Angeles on August 1, 1942 and became a powerhouse engineer. After arriving in Great Britain on June 1, 1943, he was transferred to new duties as a military specialty 635 – disciplinarian. He stood 6’5″ tall and weighed 203 pounds. On March 1, 1945, he became a first sergeant in the 1008th Engineer Services Battalion. Mosley was discharged at Fort MacArthur, California on August 31, 1945. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with a Bronze Service Star for Northern France. Mosley lived in Hanford, California until his death on January 5, 1953. Richard A. Mosley is buried at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, California.
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