Moll is latest Hometown Hero

HOMETOWN HERO–A banner honoring local veteran Delbert Moll is currently on display outside of the Red Bud VFW Post. Pictured with the banner are: VFW Commander Clarence Nail, Moll’s daughter Janice Muench, son-in-law Charlie Muench, granddaughters Kelly Muench and Ashley (Moll) Guenther, and great grandsons Cael Guenther and Garren Guenther.

Hometown Hero Delbert J. Moll is being honored with the latest banner on display outside Red Bud VFW Post 6632.

A retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, Moll turned 95 on Jan. 25 of this year. He has quite an extensive military career, serving in multiple branches and being a World War II and Korean War veteran.

He served with the U.S. Merchant Marines (Coast Guard) from 1944-1946, was a U.S. Army paratrooper (11th Airborne Division) from 1946-1947, served with the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1969 and was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1969-1976.

His years of service has taken him to many places including England, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, China, numerous islands in the Pacific and several bases in the United States.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of honorable service as a first sergeant. He also served for seven years in the reserves after his retirement.

Moll was awarded several military awards, including the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal.

For more on Moll, please see this week’s print edition.