Shaw airman dies of blood clots in lungs

06/15/2012 9:19 PM

06/15/2012 9:20 PM

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.

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