Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Fred Moston | 80th Infantry Division, 317th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Army

5:53   |   His mother didn't mince any words. Fred Moston and his friends were talking on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor when she told them, "You're all going to die." "She was Irish," he explained. The young draftee stood in a field in North Carolina with about two thousand other men. They were divided, so many for infantry, so many for the artillery, etc. He was in the last group left and he could not believe what he was destined for.

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