Soldier from St. Charles killed after 4 deployments

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by Michael Swallow

Clarksville Online

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 3:16 PM

(KMOV) -- A United States Special Forces Soldier from St. Charles, Missouri was shot and killed on March 15 after he returned to the states in February.

Sergeant First Class Frederic N. Moses, 26, died after being shot multiple times during an altercation with another Special Forces soldier in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Sgt. Benjamin Schweitzer, Moses' roommate, was charged on March 16 with criminal homicide by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), which is leading the investigation.

Schweitzer and Moses were arguing when shots were fired and Moses was hit. Moses was able to get to a neighbor's house to ask for help but bled to death before help could arrive. When police arrived at Schweitzer and Moses' home, Schweitzer fired shots at police. Police fired back and Schweitzer surrendered.

Moses was born in St. Charles and he joined the Army with a Special Forces enlistment option in 2004.

After finishing basic training and Advanced Individual Training, he graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course. He was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in November 2006 as a Communications Sergeant.

Both Moses and Schweitzer were apart of the 5th SFG (A) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Moses finished four combat deployments: one to Afghanistan and three to Iraq. He returned from his most recent deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom this past February.

Moses had won numerous awards including the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. More decorations include the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and two sister.

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