The last time Pfc. Stuart Moore talked with family members, he told them he had two weeks leave to spend with them in mid-January.
"He was excited because he knew he was going to come back and see his daughter, Candice, who he hadn''t seen since she was about 3 months old," said his father, Dennis Moore, of Livingston, Texas.
Moore, 21, died Dec. 22 in Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy. Candice was 21 months old when her
â€œI know (Stuart) was proud of what he was doing. I know he didn''t want to give his life. But I know he was prepared to," his father said.
Moore said his son was a Boy Scout, outgoing and liked rock climbing, hunting, fishing and camping.
Other survivors include his mother, Pam, and his wife, Molly.
Published online on Jan. 28, 2005