Bedford, VA - Well-known World War II veteran and author Bob Slaughter has passed away.
Officials at the National D-Day Memorial say Slaughter had gotten sick and died in Roanoke Tuesday. He was 87 years old.
Slaughter played a big role in campaigning to bring the National D-Day Memorial to Bedford.
He wrote a book about his time at war called Omaha Beach and Beyond: 'The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter.'
There is no word on funeral arrangements at this time.