Idaho soldier dies supporting Operation Enduring Freedom - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho soldier dies supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moore Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moore

BOISE, Idaho Department of Defense officials say Lt. Col. Joseph A. Moore of Boise, who served as an Idaho Air National Guard chaplain for nearly two decades, died of natural causes Tuesday while deployed in Africa.

54-year-old Moore was in Djibouti on a seven-month tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 124th Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard based at Boise's Gowen Field.

Officials did not release the specific cause of death.

Maj. Gen. Larry Lafrenz, Idaho Adjutant General, said Moore provided spiritual and moral guidance and friendship to members of the Idaho National Guard during his 19-year career.

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