Body of soldier killed in Syria returns home

Elizabeth Howe
January 29, 2020 - 11:32 am
Dignified transfer Spc. Moore


The remains of Spc. Antonio Moore of Wilmington, N.C. were transferred in a dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Jan. 28 by a U.S. Army team. 

Moore was assigned to the 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, Knightdale, N.C. He was serving in Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

Moore, 22, died Jan. 24 in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria, during a rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations. The incident is under investigation. 

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Moore 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, 363rd Engineer 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.” 

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This was Moore's first deployment. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, three brothers, and one sister. 

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