Private Carvel E. Moles was born on June 11, 1915 in Gunter Town, Tennessee. He was the son of William Wilson and Della Katherine Moles. He had several siblings: Ethie Lee Moles, Beulah Mae Moles, Jess James Moles, Corz Izora Mole, Cynthia Jane Moles, Porter Harson Moles, Dallie Moles, Emma Marie Moles, Roy Luther Moles, Bertha G. Moles, Billie Eugene Moles, and Harold Dean Moles, and Kenneth Jimmy Moles. He was raised in Crossville, Tennesse.

Private Moles enlisted for service in World War II on December 13, 1940, in Fort Thomas in Newport, Kentucky. He served in the European Theater of War. On July 11, 1944, he died at the age of 29 from wounds he received in the Invasion of Normandy. Private Moles was the first to die out of a family of 16. At the time of his death, his brother Jess J. Moles was serving Italy, his brother Porter H. Moles was serving in England, and his brother Ray Moles was serving with the Navy in the Southwest Pacific.

His body was returned to the United States aboard the Greeneville Victory and he is buried in Rennie Cemetery in Blount County, Tennessee.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 June 1915
  • Date of death: 11 July 1944
  • County: Cumberland
  • Hometown: Crossville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rennie Cemetery, Blount County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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