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.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:54 GMT
The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane that crashed near East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County Thursday evening.Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office tells KLTVMore >>
Authorities say pilot, who was alone onboard, did not suffer serious injuries.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:33:55 GMT
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. We have a crew en route to the scene and will have moreMore >>
According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a body was found in a burned car on County Road 3101, which is Barber Road, in Smith County. More >>