"I am 85 years old and I am blessed."
Moses grew up on a farm near Mankato, where his parents were farm laborers and worked the sugar beets. When Moses was twelve, he was hired by a farmer for $10 an hour as an interpreter for migrant workers from Mexico. At fourteen Moses joined the local Golden Gloves Boxing team.
Moses enlisted in the military and served with the 'Big Red One' in Germany. When the Army found out he had been boxing in the States, they asked him to join their boxing team. Moses boxed in Berlin and all over Europe.
Because Moses liked to cook in his free time, he was asked to be an Army cook and later became a mess sergeant. When he won a cooking contest, Moses was assigned to cook for officers in Verona, Italy. Years later, after serving in Vietnam, he became a chauffer for a general in Washington, D.C.
Now Moses uses his hands to grip two walking sticks as he hikes the Minnesota River Trail.
"Overall, I look back at my life and I’m pretty lucky. I have a wonderful wife and I got to see a lot of the world. I’m grateful.