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Maury Keith Moore
Colonel, United States Air Force
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From a contemporary press report:

Maury Keith Moore, 77, a retired Air Force Colonel who was a decorated fighter pilot in World War II and a squadron commander in the Korean War, died of congestive heart failure March 14, 1999, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had lived in Falls Church, Virgijnia, since 1966.

Colonel Moore, who was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, entered the Army Air
Corps in 1941. During the war, he served as a P-38 fighter pilot in the South Pacific and scored three aerial victories.

Following his honorable discharge at the end of the war, he graduated from Rice University with a degree in architecture. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and subsequently was stationed in England and Germany as a squadron commander.

Later, he was a professor of air science and tactics in the ROTC department at Yale University. Before his retirement in 1974, he was deputy commander of the U.S. Military Advisory Group to Saudi Arabia and on the faculty of the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk.

His military honors included the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

His interests included big game hunting and fishing

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Clarke Moore of Falls Church; two children, Maury Keith Moore Jr. of Seattle and Maureen E. Fortin of Lexington Park; two sisters; and three grandchildren.


MOORE, MAURY KEITH
COL   US AIR FORCE
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/15/1939 - 01/31/1974
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/15/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 03/14/1999
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/06/1999
BURIED AT: SECTION 66  SITE 4744
Posted: 8 August 2004
Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Flying Cross