Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Funeral For Local Solider Killed In Iraq Set For Thursday

Funeral services for a Johnston County solider killed in Iraq on April 23 will be held Thursday in Benson. Staff Sgt. William Clint Moore was 27. Moore was one of nine paratroopers who died when two trucks filled with explosives blew up near a patrol base. Twenty others were injured in the suicide-bombers attack. One of the trucks exploded near the base of a building, causing the second floor of the building to collapse, resulting in most of the solider casualties, according to a US military statement. A 1998 graduate of South Johnston High, Moore enlisted in the Army after graduation, and was currently a member of the Bravo Troop 5th Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday at the Benson Grove Baptist Church . Burial will follow at the Banner Chapel Church Cemetery with full military honors. Staff Sgt. Moore is survived by his father Ronnie S. Moore, and his sister Leanne M. Moore. His mother, Gwen Baker Moore preceded him in death. The family of Staff Sgt. Moore will receive friends at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson on Wednesday from 6pm until 9pm. Flowers are welcomed, however the family suggests memorials be made to Holly Grove Advent Christian Church, 2050 Holly Grove Road, Benson, NC 27504, or Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 4639 NC Highway 50 North, Benson, NC 27504. Condolences can also be emailed to the family. Photo courtesy The Daily Record


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