Shaw airman dies of blood clots in lungs

June 15, 2012 

An airman assigned to Shaw Air Force Base died at Tuomey Medical Hospital about 10:30 a.m. Thursday after suffering blood clots in his lungs, according to a news release.

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth E. Moore Jr., 36, was home for 30 days from deployment in Afghanistan, visiting his wife and three children at the base.

The cause of his death has been attributed to a bilateral pulmonary embolism, the release said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Tech. Sgt. Moore during this difficult time,” said Col. Clay Hall, 20th Fighter Wing commander. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Team Shaw member and are focused on taking care of the family at this time.”

Memorial information had not been released Friday.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service