Moser reflects on his service in the South Pacific

June 21, 2014 — By Kayleen Reusser

“Daily I witnessed injured soldiers airlifted in from the front lines,” said Ervin Moser of Bluffton. “Shells flew overhead from both sides.”
Moser is speaking about his experiences as a medic working in a tent hospital in the Philippines during World War II. Sadly, he often treated people he knew. “Three of the guys in my company were killed,” he added.
Moser was born in Bluffton, graduated from Bluffton High School in 1941, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. During basic training at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Moser and other American soldiers were trained to shoot M1 carbine rifles.

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