In a release from the Department of Defense on Saturday, it was announced that Spc. Antonio I. Moore of Wilmington, N.C. died while deployed overseas.
Moore, who was just 22 years old, was assigned to the 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade. He died in a rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria. He was deployed to Syria as a part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
“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.”
Moore’s awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
He is survived by his mother, stepfather, three brothers and one sister.