Richard John Mosley

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Richard John Mosley

Birth

Richard John Mosley was born June 26, 1946, the son of Andrew Mosley of Delanson, the son of Charles Mosley and Gertrude LeJune. His mother was Antoinette Arcalano, the daughter of Frank B. Arcalano (1890 – 1975) and Margaret Bullard. His siblings were:

  • Andrea (1951 - )
  • Donna (1958 - )
  • Stuart (1959 - )
  • Scott (1966 - )

Education

Specialist Mosley left Guilderland Central High school.

Military Service

RICHARD JOHN MOSLEY is honored on Panel 14E, Row 87 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.br> Wall Name:RICHARD J MOSLEY
Date of Birth: 6/26/1946
Date of Casualty: 1/27/1967
Home of Record: ALBANY
County of Record: ALBANY COUNTY
State: NY
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: SP4
Panel/Row:14E, 87
Casualty Province: BINH DINH
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Richard John Mosley
Specialist Four
HHC, 2ND BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Albany, New York
June 26, 1946 to January 27, 1967
RICHARD J MOSLEY is on the Wall at Panel 14E, Line 87

Richard John Mosley
ON THE WALL: Panel 14E Line 87
PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Albany, NY
Date of birth: 06/26/1946
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MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 12740082
MOS: 91B20: Medical NCO
Length Service: 01
Unit: HHC, 2ND BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 08/14/1966
Incident Date: 01/27/1967
Casualty Date: 01/27/1967
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
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Data accessed: 9/26/2013

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Occupation

Specialist Mosley enlisted in the Army in August, 1965. Before that, he worked with the Midas Muffler Shop, after leaving Guilderland Central High school.

Marriage & Children

Death

Richard John Mosley died January 27, 1967 during the Vietnam War in the Binh Dinh province.

IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED SON
S P 4 RICHARD JOHN MOSLEY
BORN JUN 26, 1946
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR GOD
AND COUNTRY
VIETNAM JAN 27, 1967

Obituary

Richard John Mosley Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — February 3, 1967

Delanson Soldier Dies in Viet Air Assault

Richard John Mosley, Army air medic specialist fourth class, was killed last Friday during an air assault in Vietnam. He was 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mosley of Delanson.

"When he wrote us. it letter, -- we got in the 23rd, I think -- he said he Was transferred to a new unit, but he wasn't doing anything but only guarding a bridge," said his mother Sunday night. "He didn't tell us everything, though --didn't want to get me worried."

Richard John was the oldest child of the Mosley family. The other children, Andrea, 16, Donna, 9, Stuart, 8, and Scott, seven months, live with their parents in a trailer on Knox Cave Rd.

Mr. Mosley, a teamster employed by Helm's Express,• Inc. spoke quietly of the telegrams that came Saturday. He didn't sit -- he stood and held out the small yellow telegraph forms stiffly in front of him.

It says he engaged in hostility employing small, arms fire while landing during an assault operation. The soldier who came with the priest yesterday said it was probably a rifle."

"We don't know- when they'll bring him back," Mr. Mosley continued, "won't know until more telegrams come".

The Mosleys don't know where or exactly, how their son died, except that it was during an "air assault," Mrs. Mosley remembered that her son "was at An Khe once, but didn't mention in his last letter where he'd been transferred.

"He asked us in the last letter to write to the newspaper to say thank you for that "Operation Goodwill," she siad. "We even got a tape back from him a few eeks aog."

Specialist Mosley enlisted in the Army in August, 1965. Before that, he worked with the Midas Muffler Shop, after leaving Guilderland Central High school.

He was a member, like his father, of Teamsters Local 294.

"You know," said the father, when the facts about his soldier son's death had been gone over, "You know, he died the same day as the astronauts."

Altamont Enterprise - February 3, 1967

Additional Media

ANNOUNCE BIRTH Mr and Mrs, Andrew Mosley of Knox Cave Rd, R.D. 1, Delanson, announce the birth of their grand daughter, who was born at St. Peter's hospital, Albany, June 2, weighing in at 10 pounds, 9 ounces. Parents are Mr and Mrs. Paul Jeffers of Schenectady.

Altamont Enterprise - June 7, 1968

Spec. 4, Richard John Mosley, son of Mrs. Andrew Mosley, was killed January 27, 1967 in Vietnam. He was a medic and was shot running through bushes to help two wounded soldiers.

Altamont Enterprise - June 3, 1977

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