Gary L Moore
Del City, Oklahoma
March 16, 2009
Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an explosive device struck his vehicle.
|Fort Bliss military policeman Gary L. Moore dies after blast in Iraq
By Chris Roberts / El Paso Times
Posted: 03/19/2009 12:00:00 AM MDT
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EL PASO -- A Fort Bliss military policeman died Monday of wounds he received in Baghdad, Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded next to his vehicle, post officials said Wednesday in a news release.
Cpl. Gary L. Moore, 25, was a member of the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, which went to Iraq in June 2008 to provide training and oversight of Iraqi police. He was given the rank of corporal in January.
Moore was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Moore, of Del City, Okla., entered the Army in January 2007 in Oklahoma City and was previously stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
He is survived by his parents. They could not be reached.
A memorial ceremony will be coordinated and announced at a later date.
Moore is the first Fort Bliss soldier killed in Iraq since last August, when Cpl. James M. Hale, 23, of Naperville, Ill., died in Baghdad of wounds he suffered from a roadside bomb.
Hale, too, was with the 978th MP Company.
CPL Gary L. Moore
Memorial held at Fort Bliss for soldier killed in Iraq
By Adriana Chavez / El Paso Times
Posted: 03/23/2009 11:34:11 AM MDT
Two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers saluted a memorial to CPL Gary L. Moore Monday at Sage Hall at Fort Bliss. Moore, a member of the 978th Military Police Company, 93D Military Police Battalion from Fort Bliss was killed in action March 16 while on combat patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. (Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times)
CPL Gary L. Moore
EL PASO -- Dozens of soldiers filled a Fort Bliss chapel Monday morning to remember Cpl. Gary L. Moore, who was killed March 16 in Iraq.
Moore, a member of the 978th Military Police Company, died after his vehicle was struck by a granade while on combat patrol in Baghdad.
Moore was originally from Del City, Okla., and had been engaged. His wedding was to take place Nov. 14 in Oklahoma City, according to an online wedding registry.
Soldiers remembered Moore as a caring man who thought of others first and was known to carry a Bible with him wherever he went.
He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Northeast El Paso.
Funeral arrangements for Moore have yet to be announced. Burial is expected to take place in Oklahoma City, Fort Bliss officials said.
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