Feb 082012

Sp4 Wiley Barry Moss

Birth: Aug. 23, 1947 Rockingham Richmond Co., NC

Death: Apr. 1, 1969 Bin Duong, Vietnam.

Sp4 Wiley Barry Moss, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, North Carolina was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Wiley died from an undetermined accident. His body was recovered.

His nephew recalls that Wiley was one of nineteen children fathered by T.K. Moss, of Rockingham, NC; he was the youngest boy. Even though his nephew was three years older than him they laughed about him being my uncle. He was described as a fine young man from a poor family with a lot of pride. He served with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division “Big Red One”. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Richmond County Memorial Park Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

  One Response to “MOSS, Wiley Barry”

  1. We were not a poor family. Thomas Moss owned his own home. He and Mrs. Moss reared their children to be law abiding. Self supporting citizens who contributed to society. The sons served honorably in the military. I challenge the nephew to discuss knowing W. Barry Moss personally. Tom and Jim Reece should have done their research with a member of the immediate family.

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