Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dwayne Moore remembered by aunt

Dwayne L. Moore didn't have just one G.I. Joe doll while growing up. He had a whole division of them.

"He had the forts, he had the men, he had the stations, everything set up in his room, like on TV," said his nephew Dameian James.

Moore, 31, of Williamsburg, Va., was killed April 19 during combat in Mahmudiyah. He was a 1994 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Drum.

"Whenever he came home, we'd have a cookout," said his sister, Lisa Ingram. "He loved sports. He'd watch a lot of ESPN, and he just loved spending time with his family."

He wanted to be like his three big brothers, but in his own way. The older Moore boys joined the Marines; he joined the Army.

"Often teachers would send me a student because they messed up, but not Dwayne," said Melvin Jones, a teacher. "He was never in trouble, and he was reliable and trustworthy. He was a model student for the black community and a model for the entire community."

He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and a daughter, Aiyanna, 5.

"His little girl was his heart," said Sandra Wallace, another sister.

From the Long Beach Press Telegram

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