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DOUGLAS FILLEBROWN MOORE


is honored on Panel 24W, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of WO1 Douglas F. Moore

    Posted on 4/25/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On May 22, 1969, WO1 Douglas F. Moore from the 189th Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, was flying in the Kontum Province (II Corps) in support of a unit in contact when his aircraft came under enemy fire. WO1 Moore died when he was hit by small arms fire during a landing at a hot LZ. He was piloting the aircraft and had just touched down when an enemy small arms round hit him in the head. A separate report states he was hit by .51 caliber fire which caused the helicopter to sustain heavy damage but it did not crash. Fort Devens Army Airfield, located just outside Ayer, Massachusetts, was renamed Moore Army Airfield, in honor of Ayer native WO1 Moore. Around 2002, Moore Army Airfield was closed down as an airfield. It now is part of the City of Ayer Redevelopment and a training site for the Massachusetts State Police. [Taken from vhpa.org and 189thahc.org]
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear WO Douglas Fillebrown Moore, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/16/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Douglas is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ayer,MA. BSM AM-8OLC PH
  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/6/06 - by Ron Titus barny@usa.net
    At some point after 1976, Fort Devens Army Airfield, located just outside Ayer Massachusetts, was renamed Moore Army Airfield, in honor of Ayer native, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Douglas Fillebrown Moore.
    Doug died when he was hit by small arms fire during a landing at a hot LZ. He was piloting the aircraft and had just touched down when an enemy small arms round hit him in the head. Around 2002, Moore Army Airfield, was closed down as an airfield. It now is part of the City of Ayer Redevelopment and a training site for the Massachusetts State Police. An unfitting end for a great facility and the memory of an American Hero. I will always remember my time at Fort Devens with the 196th Infantry in 1965 through 1966 and a true American Hero….
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  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 5/22/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Douglas, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend and thank you for protecting our freedoms.
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