GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) — A two-time Purple Coronary heart recipient spent the times main as much as Veterans Day at Tidelands Hospital as he underwent surgical procedure to have a pacemaker implanted.
Clarence ‘Chuck’ Tompkins stored workers entertained together with his tales about storming the seashores in Normandy on D-Day and being shot 4 instances by a machine gun throughout the Battle of the Bulge.
Tompkins was a part of Darby’s Rangers, among the first Military Rangers to battle on behalf of america. He acquired two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars, in addition to worldwide accolades such because the Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty from France.
To indicate their appreciation, Tidelands workers held a particular ceremony for Tompkins. Ret. Col. Dr. Henry Lau (USAF) “swapped his white coat for his army full gown uniform to current Tompkins with an encased American flag” on behalf of the Tidelands staff.
Tideland’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Gerald Harmon, can be a embellished veteran. He wrote Tompkins a word and gave him a problem coin.