Michael Robert Moore
Michael Robert Moore was born October 26, 1947 in Ukiah, CA. He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1965 and Cal. State University, Sacramento in 1970. Mike was drafted in 1970 but was able to secure a slot in the USAF and was on active duty during Vietnam from Sept 1972 until April 1973 as an EC-47 pilot. He originally was assigned to the 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron/TEWS (PACAF) at DaNang "Rocket City" September through November but as troops drew down, he was transferred to the 362nd• In November, he was transferred to the 36111 based at Ubon AFB, Thailand. He served at Ubon with the distinguished team who was lost in the Baron 52 crash in February 1973. Following Vietnam, he was transferred to Altus AFB in Oklahoma where he became a KC-135 pilot and served refueling missions worldwide. He finished his service in 1974 as a Captain. On August 1, 1971, he married Betty Ann Lennberg, his college sweetheart. Together they had two children and four grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as "Mipa". Mike worked over the years in sales of all sorts and finished his career as a middle school math teacher. He had a great respect for the military men and women who came before him and was proud of his own service. He loved the outdoors and passed his love of music and nature on to his family. He passed away on July 9, 2017 from service complications of the renal disease that was a consequence of Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. He had contracted an infection through his dialysis and, because of heart complications, succumbed. He loved his family very deeply and will be greatly missed and loved forever by family and friends.