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Fort Wainwright soldier dies of natural causes in Seattle hospital

Spc. Wyatt Xavier Moore, 21, of Brandon, Florida, was an intelligence analyst with the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Spc. Wyatt Xavier Moore, 21, of Brandon, Florida, was an intelligence analyst with the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.(US Army Alaska)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 5:11 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Fort Wainwright Soldier died Sunday, Sept. 13, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle from natural causes.

Spc. Wyatt Xavier Moore, 21, of Brandon, Florida, was an intelligence analyst with the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. He joined the Army in June 2018 and served at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and Fort Benning, Georgia, before arriving in Alaska in May 2019.

He served a combat tour of duty in Iraq from August 2019 to June 2020.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Spc. Moore, who volunteered to serve his country as an American Soldier, both in and out of combat,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Chase, commander of the 70th Engineer Battalion. “He was goal-oriented and a hard worker, a great intelligence analyst, and a dedicated friend. His kind character helped others through tough situations and he was there for his friends when needed. He will be truly missed,” Chase said.

Moore’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

This story is still developing and will be updated once more information becomes available.

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