Bittersweet Father's Day for Fallen Soldier's Dad

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

It's been less than a week since a fallen Logan County soldier was laid to rest.

Cpl. Joshua Moore was killed on May 30th in Baghdad when the Humvee he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device.

For Josh's father, this weekend marks a bittersweet Father's Day as he prepares to celebrate with family while not forgetting his fallen son.

While Father's Day cards are rolling in for father's across the country, there are different types of cards being sent to the Moore family.

This Father's Day is full of cards remembering their fallen son and soldier, Joshua Moore.

"It'll be difficult. He was gone last Father's Day, but it's alot different this Father's Day because he's really gone", says Joshua's father, Jeff Moore.

Josh wasn't Jeff Moore's only child, but he was his youngest.

"I'm proud of him. That was my son, my baby... you know", says Jeff Moore.

Jeff says as hard as this holiday will be the support his family has received, especially at Josh's funeral, has meant the world.

"There were so many people that turned up. So many people from not just this county. We had support from other surrounding counties, we had support from alot of other states, people came in from different states. It was just unbelievable", says Jeff Moore.

Making this Father's Day a little easier for this Logan County father, who will be celebrating the holiday while not forgetting his fallen soldier and son.

"To hear what he meant to everyone, that's even more touching. We've heard stories that we didn't hear, and read stories that we didn't know. I think everybody saw that he was a good boy", says Jeff Moore.

Josh had just bought a new truck while home from Iraq a couple of weeks before he was killed in Iraq. His dad had just started on a garage to store it in when he found out about Josh.

Now, with a little help from friends the garage is on it's way to being complete. They put the roof and insulation on the garage on Saturday and hope to have it finished within the next two weeks. They will then store Josh's truck, that he was so proud of, in the garage.


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