Name: 1LT Roger Dean Moore
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 04/18/1944
Home City: Muncie, IN
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-22
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 67W-001
Short Summary: Ground casualty, killed by 122mm rocket that hit sync elevator of a UH-1D. Charles Yonts standing next to him when it happened
Aircraft: UH-1D
Service number: O5538110
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 9811
Primary cause: 122mm Rocket
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 02/20/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Moore was killed while servicing a UH1D in the revetment (Hornets Nest). Roger, Charlie Yonts, myself and the CE of the aircraft where wiping down the A/C. Roger was standing next to the Sync elevator (Portside) when a 122mm rocket impacted very near where he was standing. I was cleaning the PP windscreen when it hit. We were on our Maint Stand Down Day. From: Pat Ronan

Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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
This record was last updated on 11/17/2007

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