Funeral For Commander Springle

A funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday for Navy Commander and Beaufort native Keith Springle.

He and four soldiers were killed when a fellow U.S. soldier opened fire on a clinic in Iraq.

Charles "Keith" Springle, age 52, was working at a stress center in Baghdad when another soldier opened fire.

The funeral will be held at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

The funeral home director told WITN News the family requested no media take pictures or videos at the funeral Wednesday.

Springle will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in June.


The remains of Navy Commander and Beaufort native Keith Springle and four soldiers killed in an attack on a clinic in Baghdad earlier this week have been returned home to the United States.

The flag draped coffins were carried off a military plane at Dover Air Force base in Delaware.

The five men were killed when fellow solider Sergeant John Russell allegedly opened fire at a counseling center at Camp Liberty military base on Monday in Iraq.

Russell faces five counts of murder in the attack.


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