WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today honored Dothan-area resident Curtis T. Sprouse during a floor speech. Mr. Sprouse, a decorated World War II veteran, passed away last week at 98 years old. Excerpts from his remarks are below, and video can be found by clicking here.
“I want to take a moment to honor the life of a great person in Alabama, a war veteran, Curtis T. Sprouse.”
“He served in the Three Hundred and Eighteenth Infantry Regiment under General George Patton in the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge. For his bravery, he earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Good Conduct Medal, among other honors.”
“A few years ago, I visited with Mr. Sprouse at a restaurant in Dothan and we sat at a table known locally as a ‘table of knowledge.’ It’s where locals have sat and talked for decades – where people are said to solve the world’s problems with conversation. That day, Mr. Sprouse and I talked about his service, and I talked to him about my father’s time – who, at the same age, today would be 98 – and talked about World War Two. We didn’t end up solving the world’s problems, but we did talk about how to humbly, graciously and patriotically serve our great country.”
“Mr. Sprouse was a humble man, but it was men like him who defended our country and the world from evil, and ultimately, they prevailed. We owe Mr. Sprouse a debt of gratitude we can never fully repay.”
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.