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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
29 Dec 1921 1
Death:
15 Apr 1994 1
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Charles Moe 1
Gender: Male 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-5160 1
Birth:
29 Dec 1921 1
Death:
15 Apr 1994 1
Cause: Natural 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
28 Mar 1944 1
Organization:
Army 1
Organization Code:
ARMY 1
Release Date:
22 Aug 1947 1

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Charles Bertram Moe

Charles B. "Chuck" Moe's service to the United States didn't end with World War II.  Though always in some capacity with the Transportation Corps, after World War II, he was a reservist out of Tacoma, Washington as he pursued his education.  He returned to active duty in the Korean Conflict, from 1950 until 1957.  He also saw service in Vietnam as a part of the planning, implementation and management of Swift Boat patrol craft, working closely with South Vietnamese military leaders.  Thereafter, Moe was considered in "active retirement" and also "reserve retirement" until his full retirement in the late 1960s.  

His proudest service, if there could be one thing, was aboard the The John U.D. Page.  The John U.D. Page was the only vessel of its class EVER. Classified as a BDL, Beach Discharge Lighter, the vessel was 338 feet long, displaced 2000 tons, and was the only ship of its kind to be placed into service anywhere on the planet. The Page entered into service in 1958 and was deployed across the Atlantic and Pacific, spending much of the Vietnam War in these waters facilitating the delivery of cargo from roll on/roll off ships and conventional cargo ships to unimproved ports. This function alone made the Page a very special ship, having the ability to do things that conventional roll-on/roll-off ships could not. As mentioned above, it was the only vessel of its class EVER and served until 1985 when it was scrapped.

He was involved in Operation HARP, (High Altitude Research Project), was spearheaded by Dean D.L. Mordell of McGill University as a part of the mid century race for space aboard the Page.  He was also involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis to the extent that our ships prepared for service.  

He returned to civilian life, once again to his beloved Northwest, where he continued to be an avid student of all things military until his death in 1994.  In addition to his lifelong service to the United States, Moe was the proud father of a son, Richard Moe.

 

 

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