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Age:   28
Hometown: Alpaugh, CA
Date of Death: 5/19/2007
Incident Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry D
Unit's Base: Fort Hood, Texas

Frankie Smith, a retired school secretary who was close to Christopher Moore, said the soldier had a humorous side and liked to joke with her. Just before he graduated, Smith said, Moore and a friend tried to "trash can" her, a prank in which a person is forcibly put in a trash can. Smith said Moore''s attempt was unsuccessful, causing just about everyone at school to break into fits of laughter. When Moore would come to visit, Smith said, he''d humorously suggest that he''d try it again. "Every time I would see him, he''d say, ''I''m going to trash can you someday,''" Smith said. Moore, 28, of Alpaugh, Calif., was killed May 19 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was a 1996 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Hood. He was on his second tour. Moore excelled in academics and passed all his required classes a year early, allowing him to graduate his junior year. He is survived by three daughters who live with his ex-wife in Texas, where he is buried. "We want him to be there with his daughters," said his mother, Martha Moore. "When they get older and realize what happened to their daddy, they can see him."
Source: Associated Press
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