American soldier dies in rollover accident in Syria

Alice Massimi
January 25, 2020 - 6:02 pm
Specialist Antonio Moore

412th Theater Engineer Command

A soldier deployed to Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve has died. 

The Department of Defense says Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, from Wilmington, N.C., died friday in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria, during a rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations. The incident is under investigation.

Moore was assigned to 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, Knightdale, N.C.

He enlisted in the Army in May 2017 as a combat engineer. 

“The 363rd Engineer Battalion is deeply saddened at the loss of Spec. Antonio Moore,” said Lt. Col. Ian Doiron, 363rdEngineer Battalion commander. “Antonio was one of the best in our formation. He will be missed by all who served with him. We will now focus on supporting his family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice.” 

This was Moore’s first deployment. Moore’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his mother, stepfather, three brothers and one sister.

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