The Foundation for Thomas Health | Recognizing Those Who Serve
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Recognizing Those Who Serve

“Amid the challenges of our day, see the human face of those you earnestly seek to help.” Pope Francis addressing delegates at the forum in Vatican City, Dec. 3, 2016

Herbert J. Thomas Jr., a South Charleston native and World War II Medal of Honor recipient, was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions during World War II in Bougainville, Solomon Islands.  The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.


Thomas Memorial Hospital and the Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Marine Corps League Detachment are both named in his honor.


The Thomas Health System family appreciates our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our country. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we wanted to recognize our patients that have served in the United States Armed Forces. Through support of the Foundation in 2016, ribbons were placed on the doors of our veterans. We acknowledge, humbly, that we can never serve our veterans in quite the same way that they served us.  But we can try.  We can practice kindness.  We can pay it forward.  We can volunteer.  We can serve.  We can respect one another.  We can always get each other’s backs.


Your tribute gift of a memorial or honor will benefit the Veteran’s Day recognition program at both our hospitals.

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