June 25, 2018

Tammuz 12, 5778


PNC Herman H. Moses


Shevat 1, 5761

November 1, 1919 to January 24, 2001

"PNC Herman Moses served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1046. Herman served aboard the USS WARHAWK in the South Pacific, including the waters around the Philippines, Chinese and Japanese areas. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander in the U.S.N.R. Herman received his L.L.B. and J.D. degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1942. He practiced law in Illinois and as an attorney for the U.S. government and in the Corporation Counsel Office of the City of Chicago until 1987 when he retired. Herman and his wife Evelyn settled to a leisure life of sunshine and golf in Cathedral City, CA. Evelyn passed away in November 2000. Herman joined JWV in 1959, becoming a member in the PVT Sam Neivelt Post 407. He served as Post Commander during 1962-1963. He served with dedication and distinction as the Illinois Department Commander during 1966-67. When George Lincoln Rockwell, the local NAZI was quite active in the Chicago area, PDC Herman Moses and the Department of Illinois made matters most uncomfortable for Rockwell even at their headquarters on the south side of Chicago. After serving as Department Commander, Herman was elected NEC from Illinois for three consecutive years, Herman was elected Commander of the Combined Veterans Association, an umbrella organization of the veteran organizations in 1970-1971. In 1986, he was honored as the “Person of the Year” by the CVA. Prior to being elected National Commander in 1977-1978, Herman served our national organization as our National Judge Advocate. Herman was a close and devoted friend of PNC Julius Klein. He became the Executor of General Klein’s estate and supervised the construction and display of the General Julius Klein Room at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. PNC Herman Moses was elected Chairman of the NEC during 1983-1984. Herman remained active with the National Organization and the National Museum as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Even with failing health, he rarely missed an NEC meeting or a National Convention. Herman was not only a Life Member of JWV, but was also a Life member of VFW, the AMVETS and a 32nd degree mason. He was proud to be a member of PANCO, the Past National Commander Organization. PNC Herman H. Moses is survived by four children: Marcia Rittenberg, Michael Moses, Ester Gassel, and John Moses. He was the devoted grandfather of eleven and great grandfather of three. On a personal note, he was my friend and my mentor. We in Illinois do miss him and his friendly smile. Rest in Peace, my friend.---David H. Hymes, PNC


U.S. Navy Reserves

Served from January 1, 1943 to January 1, 1946

Highest JWV Position

National Commander

Post or Auxiliary

Pvt. Sam Neivelt Post 407

Military Specialty

Lieutenant Commander


Lieutenant Commander