By Nathan Pfau, Army Flier Staff Writer
Five years after a Fort Rucker Soldier was killed in Afghanistan, the installation ensures that his legacy lives on by naming a police dog kennel facility after him.
The Fort Rucker Military Working Dog kennels will now be known as the Tabb Kennels in honor Sgt. 1st Class Donald T. Tabb, who served with the 6th Military Police Detachment as a military working dog handler, in a decision that was deemed by Fort Rucker officials as “the right thing to do.”
“This was a ‘no brainer’,” said Lisa Eichhorn, Fort Rucker public affairs officer. “Sergeant Tabb was really important to Fort Rucker and it was important to us that the Family knows that we still think about him, and that the MPs still highly regard his service.”
“After all these years, it gives us great comfort to know that his work was appreciated,” said William Smith, Tabb’s brother.