Freedom Fighters: Leslie Pruitt - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Freedom Fighters: Leslie Pruitt

Posted: Updated:

By Joan Hallmark

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Leslie Pruitt was taken prisoner by German soldiers only weeks after landing in Normandy in World War II. Ironically, he was then to receive serious wounds from artillery shells before reaching the German prison camp and was to remain in a French hospital until Patton's army came through and the Germans retreated.

Pruitt is one of more than 30 World War II veterans chosen for Brookshire's World War II Heroes Flight to Washington and the WWII Memorial May 11th and 12th.

Pruitt says seeing the memorial will remind him of comrades left behind in war and how very close he came to being left behind, too.

Copyright 2010 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

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