Arthur Davis Moscrip, Jr

Lieutenant (junior grade)
United States Navy
22 May 1943 - 13 September 1968
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Arthur Davis Moscrip, Jr

6 Jul 2001

Lieutenant, you were taken away too soon.

Your memory and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Your dedication lives in our minds, hearts and souls.

NMCB 1, Delta Co
"Rouse's Rodbusters."

Job Well Done. Semper Fi.

From a Company member,
Calvin Charles College
Santa Fe, New Mexico

30 May 2004

LT: Another Memorial Day is going by. We remember the sacrifice you made. You will never be forgotten. CAN DO !

04 Oct 2005

LT: You are not forgotten. Can Do!

From a Delta Company Member,
Calvin C College
05 June 2003

Arthur D Moscrip

The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

Moscrip, the commander of a Seabee unit attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, was killed on September 13, 1968, during his second tour of duty in Viet Nam when the jeep in which he was riding struck a land mine just south of Marble Mountain, Da Nang, Quang Nam Province. The 25-year-old lieutenant junior grade was a graduate of Swarthmore High School and Lafayette College, where he played lacrosse. He enlisted in 1966. A camp in Puerto Rico was renamed Camp Moscrip in his honor, and a scholarship fund established in his name for engineering students at Lafayette College from the Swarthmore and Wallingford (PA) area. Survivors included his parents and a sister.

From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Jim McIlhenney

5 Oct 2004

Hello to all who visit this site. I went to High School with Lt. Moscrip. We were classmates. We were very close friends. We worked together for the next four summers at Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook, PA. There were only 33 boys in our H. S. Class, so we were all close. I have spoken about him and written about him on Memorial Day in Swarthmore for many years. I have run the Memorial Day program for a long time. I have a flag on my mantle that flew over Camp Moscrip just before it was closed last June. I still miss him very much. One of our other H. S. friends even named his son DAVIS in his honor.

From a High School friend,
G. Guy Smith
Swarthmore High School Class of 1961

11 Nov 2006


Today is Veterans' Day and I would like to pay tribute to you and your sacrifice. I don't need today to remember you for I am named after you. I honor your service to our country by serving myself.

'All gave some, some gave all'

From the son of a friend,
Mark Davis Jenkins

13 Apr 2007

I told the story of Arthur (we called him "Davis") Moscrip to my daughter today. She is a senior in high school and had a history assignment to interview someone about the Viet Nam War and its impact at that time. I told of the fun we had growing up with Davis as neighbors and of his distinguished service and humanitarian deeds in Viet Nam. She was very impressed to hear that Camp Moscrip was named in his honor. I'm glad I found this website, because she wanted to see what he looked like. It was good to speak of him and see his face again. I send my love to his parents and sister.

From a childhood friend and neighbor,
Barbara Dumm Cramer
formerly of Swarthmore, PA
now Harrisburg
E-mail address is not available.

18 Apr 2007

This weekend Davis' sister Marty, mother Martha, and his cousins will gather together to celebrate the life of his father Arthur Davis Moscrip. As we gather we will all have in our hearts, Davis. He lives in our hearts, always. Thanks to all of you who remember and honor him.

Katie Curtiss
Sheridan, Wyoming
E-mail address is not available.

22 Sep 2007

LTJG Moscrip was one of us - a Seabee in MCB One - and he will always be remembered for his pitching in with whatever it was. He was a very popular officer with all the enlisted men, never too proud to ask a question. My favorite memory was the day he was just with the guys, playing a flag football game at our base in DaNang. He was special that day, and will always be special in our hearts and our memories.

---From "one of the guys"---

Steve Bartel CM2
A Company,

A Note from The Virtual Wall

LTJG Moscrip and Chief Petty Officer Walter W. McGinn of Mattapan, Massachussetts, were in a jeep when it hit a mine on 12 Sep 1968; the incident took place on Highway QL-1 half-way between Marble Mountain and Dien Ban. Chief McGinn was killed in the incident; LTJG Moscrip died the following day.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Jul 2001
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