[Cathy Moore, presented husband Monty Moore‘s below obituary]
Monty J. Moore, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
May 3, 1948 - December 8, 2022
08 December 2022, Monty J. Moore, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired) passed away in Huntsville, AL, after surgical complications exacerbated by Agent Orange related diseases. His extraordinary Military Working Dog (MWD) service and training expertise spanned numerous years of overseas tours—2 tours as a sentry dog handler at Da Nang and Phu Cat Air Bases, Vietnam; NCOIC, Drug Detector Dog Section, and senior MWD trainer, Clark Air Base, Philippines; and, his last overseas tour, he was NCOIC, PACAF Military Working Dog Training Center, Okinawa, Japan.
Additional Stateside assignments included Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Kelly Air Force Base, Texas; instructor duty at the Military Working Dog Studies Branch, Medina Air Force Base, Texas; Kennel master, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; and MWD trainer and Law Enforcement Flight Chief, Andrews Air Force, Washington, DC. He retired from Air Force active duty with 20 years of service.
Monty continued in law enforcement as a U.S. Special Deputy Marshal, at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC; federal police officer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia; and, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
In his retirement, Monty enjoyed RV travel, woodworking, fishing, tying fly fishing lures, feeding the local subdivision deer herd, and spoiling his Australian Cattle Dog, Bandit. He also enjoyed FaceBook networking with dog handlers and served as webmaster for the K-9 pages of the Vietnam Security Police Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Charles M. Moore, and Elouise Johnson Moore, of Dew, Texas; and, sister Janice M. Hoyt, of Canyon Lake, Texas. He is survived by wife Cathy Husser Moore and daughter Rachelle Moore of Huntsville, Alabama; granddaughter Tiffany Price of Stanley, NC; brothers-in-law Jerry M. Hoyt and nephews Charles, Scott, and Stephen Hoyt, their spouses, and children of various cities in Texas; and Elwin Nolan, Jr., Husser, nephew Christopher Husser and niece Jennifer H. Zachary and their children of Franklinton, Louisiana, and Medford, Wisconsin, respectively. A great nephew, A1C Nicholas Husser, US Air Force, is currently serving on active duty.
Per Monty's final wishes, there will be no memorial or funeral services. Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Quilts of Valor Organization at the following link: https://www.qovf.org/donate/