World War II veteran and longtime Mt. Sinai Fire Department volunteer and Captain, Louis H. Rowehl, of Mt. Sinai, passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 92.
Rowehl was at Normandy during the invasion as a part of the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He received a Purple Heart for being wounded days later and held the shrapnel in his back for the remainder of his life.
The veteran joined the Mount Sinai Fire Department in 1968. Before that, he was a member of the Hicksville Fire Department for 18 years. The majority of his 60-plus years as a fireman was spent as a member of the fire police. Rowehl was r for his service as a tank driver during WWII.
At that ceremony, his daughter Noreen Rowehl accompanied her father. “I’m very proud of him," she said. "I couldn’t ask for a better dad.”
Services will be held at Feb. 27, with a firematic service at 8 p.m. and religious service 8:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m Monday. His funeral will be held Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery, in Calverton.