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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6 due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Douglas E. Moore

Colonel

Distinguished Service Cross
 

Douglas E. Moore, from Marked Tree, Arkansas, graduated from Arkansas State in 1959 with a BS in Agriculture Education. Colonel Moore is one of America’s most decorated Vietnam Era soldiers, with two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Purple Heart, and our nation’s second highest award for valor in combat: the Distinguished Service Cross.

On 11 and 10 December 1968, as commander of an ambulance helicopter in the Republic of Vietnam, Major Moore braved a hail of bullets, maneuvered his ship down through trees and bushes into a tiny pickup site, and successfully extracted a casualty from an infantry unit in close contact with the enemy. He later exposed his helicopter to enemy snipers in order to rescue four more seriously wounded soldiers from the same unit. Early the following morning, after flying missions throughout the night, Major Moore agreed to evacuate a number of casualties from the unit although illumination rounds would silhouette his aircraft and incoming small arms fire was still being received. Intense enemy fire erupted as the ship touched down, but he calmly waited until all eight casualties were aboard before departing the landing zone. He had barely cleared the perimeter when the North Vietnamese fusillade hit his ship from both sides and one round tore through his helmet, knocking him from the controls and sending the aircraft into a steep bank. Despite being wounded and unable to see out of one eye, he righted the helicopter, aided in reporting the enemy locations, and successfully evacuated the wounded soldiers