Jewish Officer, First Marine Corps Aviator Killed in Korea, Reburied in Arlington
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Jewish Officer, First Marine Corps Aviator Killed in Korea, Reburied in Arlington

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Captain Vivian M. Moses, a Jewish officer who was the first Marine Corps aviator killed in the Korean War, was reburied today with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

Capt. Moses was killed when his plane was shot down by communist fire on August 11, 1950. He had been downed the day before, but was rescued by helicopter and returned to duty flying from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross posthumously for his valorous actions during those two days.

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