The Cenotaph of Corporal Carey M Moore

At the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in West Union, Adams County, Ohio, stands a bronze star-shaped cenotaph, in memory of the young man who never returned home.

Photograph of Coporal Carey M Moore1

Corporal Carey McKinley “Mac” Moore, son of Carey Edward Moore and Lillian R. Tracy, was born December 6, 1896.
He was killed in action at Argonne Forest, Champagne-Ardenne, France, on September 29, 1918, during the Meuse–Argonne offensive while serving with Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division.

His epitaph reads:

“At the call of duty
He did not falter,
At the hour of death
He knew no fear.”

  1. Gayman, M. (2010, May 31). [Photograph of Carey M Moore]. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from