Local D-Day veteran featured on Channel 3 will be laid to rest t - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Local D-Day veteran featured on Channel 3 will be laid to rest today

Posted: Updated:
Charles Sprowl Charles Sprowl
DALTON, GA (WRCB) -

A Dalton World War II veteran featured on Channel 3 in June will be laid to rest Thursday afternoon.

Charles Sprowl, 91, died at his home Saturday.

The well-known local hero was on the front lines of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Sprowl was one of three African Americans serving in the First Unit Special Brigade.

Sprowl, a native of Dalton, was drafted as an army technician at age 19.

In 2010, he received France's highest decorated honor: the Legion of Honor. The medal signifies an honor that came at the cost of serving in war.

He talked to Channel 3 in June to mark the 69th anniversary of the devastating day.

"If I had to go back, I'd go back again," he said. "I would go back. You love this country. I haven't been to another country. America is America. I love this country."

According to his obituary, a service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home Chapel.

READ MORE: Local WWII vet remembers D-Day

  • NewsMore>>

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:11 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
  • Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:44:44 GMT
    Fred SkillernFred Skillern
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
  • GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.