Private James Lawrence Moyers was the son of James C. Moyers and Verna Viola Lunce. Stepson of Mrs. Wanda Moyers.
Brother: Mr. Curtiss Moyers, Star Rt, Jefferson City, TN
Burial May 7, 1948, Mountain View Cemetery, Mount Horeb, Jefferson County, TN

The Knoxville Journal, March 21, 1948:
Bodies of five Knox Countians who were killed in the Pacific war theater are being returned to the United States aboard the Army transport Walter W. Schwenk for final rites and  interment  the Army disclosed last night. Those being returned and their next of kin are:
Pvt. Phillip L. Beeler, USMC – Linnie M. Beeler, Route 1, Nueberts;
Pfc. Cecil A. Coppock – Nina V. Coppock, Route 5, Knoxville;
Pvt. Edward W. Herron, USMC – Iva M. Herron, Route 12;
Pvt. James L Moyers,  USMC – Wanda M. Moyers, Spring Hill Road,;
Sgt. Harry W. Ruth, USMC – Mrs. Harry W. Ruth, 909 Fine Avenue.
Due at San Francisco today, the USS Schwenk bears 3257 deceased servicemen including 71 from Tennessee, the Army stated. “The group aboard the Schwenk is the largest to be returned from the Pacific to date,” The Army announced. “Two other vessels have returned war dead from the Pacific area and three from the European battle zone since the Army’s program to return World War II dean upon request of their nearest relatives began last October.” It is expected that from 10 days to three weeks would elapse between the arrival of the Schwenk and final interment.
Marine Private Moyers, 17, went overseas after taking basic trianing at San Diego.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 July 1926
  • Date of death: 12 March 1945
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: Jefferson City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Mount Horeb, Jefferson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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