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