From a contemporary press report:
A Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, native who rose to command the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be remembered by families of patients there after a hotel there is named for him. Friday, the army will dedicate a guest house on the hospital's grounds to the memory of Major General Dr. Lewis A. Mologne of Mount Pleasant. Mologne died on August 1, 1988, at the age of 56 shortly after he left the Army.
He died after a long battle with cancer and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
His name will be lent to the Mologne House Hotel, a four floor, 95,000 square foot building with 200 rooms on the medical center campus. The building is designed in the Georgian Revival-style architecture that is common on the Walter Reed campus, the Army said.
The Mologne House is intended as a place for relatives of Walter Reed patients to stay during their care. It is open to active duty military families, retirees and Department of Defense civilians who will be attending functions at Walter Reed.
Mologne graduated from West Point in 1954, 14th in a class of 633, and was posted to the Corps. of Engineers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh's medical school in 1961.
Later in his career Mologne was commander, MASH test unit, the U.S. Army Medical Command-Korea and later commander at Walter Reed.
Mologne is survived by his wife Rose, of Smithton; five children; his mother Kathryn, of Smithton; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Bucci of Scottdale and Mrs. Roberta Kubic of Greensburg.
During his time at Walter Reed, Mologne was concerned with improving the standard of living for soldiers and their families during their stays at the hospital, an army biography said.
“He has given 34 years of selfless service to his country,” Army Chief of Staff Carl E. Vuono said at the time of Mologne's death. “He was a soldier first, then a leader, a scholar and a surgeon.”
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