Charlie Moore to be honored at Fifth Third Field on June 24
Dayton, Ohio – Vectren Corporation and the Dayton Dragons will host Charlie Moore during the unique “Community All-Stars” program on Monday, June 24th, at 7 p.m. when the Dayton Dragons take on the Lansing Lugnuts at Fifth Third Field.
The Dayton community is a great place to live, work and play. But what makes Dayton truly great are the people that call Dayton home. We have great people and great organizations in our community that do incredible things each and every day. Throughout the season, the Dragons and Vectren will honor 35 “All-Stars”-anyone from firefighters to first responders, non-profit organizations to Good Samaritans-and their families with a VIP treatment at a Dragons game in recognition of their service.
He calls it an instance of being in the right place at the right time. Others would say he is a hero. Either way on December 3, 2012, Charlie Moore’s selfless act saved a life.
While talking on the phone, Charlie heard an explosion outside of his house. When he walked outside, he saw a semi-truck on fire down the road. Charlie quickly hung up his phone and took off for the scene, dialing 9-1-1 at the same time. By the time he arrived, the truck was fully engulfed in flames. The driver was lying face down in the water of the creek bank that the truck was partially submerged in.
The driver came to as Charlie slid down the creek bank. At this point, the two men were covered in diesel fuel that had leaked into the creek. Charlie knew he had to get both of them a safe distance away from the burning vehicle.
“It never dawned on me to be nervous. It was more about getting him to safety than worrying about my own safety. I would do it in a heartbeat for anybody,” Charlie said.
He helped the driver get to his feet and they made their way down the road from the accident. Help arrived and the driver was taken by helicopter to receive medical attention. Paramedics let Charlie know the driver would be okay.
“It doesn’t feel like being a hero to do something you wish and hope and pray that every man and woman on this earth would do for another person,” Charlie explained. “He was somebody’s best friend and I can imagine what his family and friends would have felt like to have lost him. It makes me realize how special it was that I was to be there that night to pull him to safety and help him get home to his family.”
For his heroic act, Charlie has been selected as a Dragons Community All-Star. The Dragons Community All-Stars Program honors individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life in the Miami Valley.
The Dragons Community All-Stars Program is made possible by the generous support of Vectren. For more information on the program or to read about the All-Stars we have honored in 2013, visit daytondragons.com.
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