A U.S. soldier died on Friday while in Syria supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the Defense Department announced on Saturday.
Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, died during a vehicle rollover accident “while conducting route clearing operations,” per DoD. Moore worked as a combat engineer with the 364th Engineer Company, 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade.
“The 363rd Engineer Battalion is deeply saddened at the loss of Spec. Antonio Moore,” Lt. Col. Ian Doiron, 363rd Engineer Battalion commander, said in a press release. “Antonio was one of the best in our formation. He will be missed by all who served with him. We will now focus on supporting his family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice.”
Moore was on his first deployment, after enlisting in the Army in 2017. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, three brothers, and one sister.
The incident is currently being investigated.