Name: 1LT James Eldon Moore
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 03/19/1943
Home City: Weeping Water, NE
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-10
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 46E-021
Short Summary: Killed on ground during mortar attack while running back to find crew members who were wounded by same round.
Service number: O5537179
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Started Tour: 08/13/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
1LT James Eldon Moore was the Aerorifle Platoon Leader of D Troop, 3/4 Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. He was both an accomplished aviator as well as a proficient infantry tactician. The mission of the Aerorifle platoon was to exploit cavalry reconnaissance as well as to serve as the ready reaction force for aviation or assualt/recon-type missions. The 'Blue Team' was the ready reaction force for the F Company Ranger LRRP insertion and extractions. 1LT Moore was an aggressive and professional officer who was keenly aware of his responsibilities as the Aero-Rifle Platoon Leader. 1LT Moore was one of the first officers of D-3/4 CAV to go on the 'Wall' from his bravery and mission exploits. During my tour of duty (see below) he was often remembered for his leadership, intelligence and bravery.

From: Eugene J. Carolan , D-3/4 CAV 25th INF, OCT 68 to DEC 69

Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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