MOORE DOUGLAS FILLEBROWN



DOUGLAS FILLEBROWN MOORE

WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 05, 1948
From AYER, MASSACHUSETTS
His tour of duty began on Jan 18, 1969
Casualty was on May 22, 1969
in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Panel 24W - - Line 78



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….
8/7/2006