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Construction of the Thomas Moore Clinic began in 1999. The clinic opened February 19, 2002. The 64,000 square foot facility is largest of its kind in the Department of Defense.
Private First Class Charles Thomas Moore was born on July 15, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He entered military service in June 1969 as a medical corpsman. In November 1969, he commenced his tour in Vietnam and was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action on January 5, 1970, while valiantly giving medical aid to his platoon members without regard for his own welfare and his own wounds, which ultimately took his life. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Air Medal.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 25, 1963, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously to PFC Charles T. Moore. The citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism in action, Private First Class Charles T. Moore, United States Army, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 5 January 1970 in the Republic of Vietnam.
On that date, when the First Platoon of Company D made contact with a determined enemy force located in a well-fortified bunker complex, a friendly trooper to the front was severely wounded. Despite his own wrist wounds, Private Moore, medical aidman for the First Platoon, moved through the intense hail of enemy fire to treat and evacuate the wounded soldier.
Subsequently, a rocket impacted which strafed the area with shrapnel, wounding the First Platoon leader and further injuring Private Moore. Again with complete disregard for his own welfare, Private Moore moved to the aid of his platoon leader and evacuated the officer to safety. Then, noticing that his first patient had stopped breathing, Private Moore untiringly, and singularly performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until life and unassisted breathing were restored.
As he was constructing a bamboo stretcher on which to carry this critically wounded trooper, Private Moore was shot in the hip and rendered unconscious. Minutes later, he regained consciousness, and although his many wounds now completely incapacitated his movement and his position was exposed, he began shouting valuable instructions concerning the necessary and vital treatment for the wounded. Even when he knew that death was imminent, Private Moore unselfishly ignored his pain and continued to give valuable medical instructions.
Private Moore succumbed to his wounds before he could be medically evacuated, but not before he had saved the lives of many of his comrades through his conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary heroism.
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