MOORE, SCOTT FERRIS JR.
Name: Scott Ferris Moore Jr. Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4 Unit: Date of Birth: 28 April 1949 Home City of Record: MESQUITE TX Date of Loss: 20 February 1970 Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water Loss Coordinates: 0 0 Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 5 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: SH3A Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. Update 2005.
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Please include the following information for SCOTT FERRIS MOORE, JR, date of death Feb-20-1970.
Scott worked in the admin office at the main base of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron SEVEN, (HC-7), he desired to see what the SEADEVIL - BIG MOTHER crews did while on detachment. His request to go south was granted. A "BIG MOTHER" SH-3A helo flew from the carrier to Danang to pickup several persons. The helo arrived along side the USS CONSTELLATION, and was held off deck, while flight ops were in progress. The helo had eleven persons aboard. Holding a hover the intermediate gear box broke, the helo descended to the water and turned upside down. The crew of the helo searched the helo as it was sinking, Chief PACK was pulled from the wreckage, unconscious and was revived by the crew. SCOTT was not found and presumed killed in the accident.
SCOTT was and is an inspiration to many and to date he lives on.
Ron Milam, ADJ-3.8 HC-7 (1-69 to 7-70) Det 108 & Det 113
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:26:28 -0700
Subject: Scott Ferris Moore, Jr.