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Army Pfc. Stuart W. Moore

Died December 22, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


21, of Livingston, Texas; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany; killed Dec. 22 by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

The last time Pfc. Stuart Moore talked with family members, he told them he had two weeks leave to spend with them in mid-January.

“He was excited because he knew he was going to come back and see his daughter, Candice, who he hadn’t seen since she was about 3 months old,” said his father, Dennis Moore, of Livingston, Texas.

Moore, 21, died Dec. 22 in Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy. Candice was 21 months old when her father died.

“I know (Stuart) was proud of what he was doing. I know he didn’t want to give his life. But I know he was prepared to,” his father said.

Moore said his son was a Boy Scout, outgoing and liked rock climbing, hunting, fishing and camping. Other survivors include his mother, Pam, and his wife, Molly.

— Associated Press

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