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Veteran Spotlight: Mt. Sinai Resident Drove Tank During WWII

Vet, who is 91 years old, is also volunteer at Mt. Sinai Fire Department.

Louis Rowehl, 91, was at Heritage Park in Mt. Sinai on Friday to be honored for his service as a tank driver during WWII. He was even at Normandy during the invasion as a part of the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion.

Rowehl’s service didn’t end after the boys came home from over there either. He’s also still a captain in the Mt. Sinai Fire Department.

“I’m very proud of him,” said Noreen Rowehl, who accompanied her father to the ceremony. “I couldn’t ask for a better dad.”

john crook November 13, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Very cool. It seems like the landing of theAllied troops at Normandy is ancient history - and then you find a story like this - it blows you away to think that there are still men and women that connect back to that event among is. We should be thankful and we should reflect upon what that means to us.
scott larock November 24, 2011 at 01:39 AM
i am very proud of louis rowehl he is my grandfather he has been a volunteer firefighter for over 50 years first in hicksville then mount sinia.He served in world war 2 and received a purple heart for being wounded he still has shrapnel in his back from world war 2.these are somethings that where left out of the article but im very proud of my grandfather.
matt February 27, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Louis H. Rowehl Send a Private Condolence Order Flowers Born: Private Died: February 24, 2012 Services: Moloney's Port Jefferson Station Funeral Home Monday, February 27, 2012 Firematic Service 8:00PM and Religious Service 8:30 PM Funeral Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 11:00AM Visitation: Monday 2-4 & 7-9PM Rowehl, Louis H. of Mt. Sinai, NY on February 24, 2012 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Loving Father of Noreen Rowehl and the late Louis, Jr. Dear Brother of Norman, Laura Kubernach and Catherine Leis. Cherished Grandfather of 7 and Great Grandfather of 9. Also survived by Grand Dogs Shelby, Winston and Oscar. Reposing Moloney’s Port Jefferson Station Funeral Home 523 Route 112 Port Jefferson Station, NY. where a Firematic service will be held Monday 8:00PM. Religious service 8:30PM. Funeral Tuesday 11:00AM Interment Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. Visiting Monday 2-4 & 7-9PM www.moloneyfh.com

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