Charles Keith Springle was a “kind and gentle person, just the kind of person you want in a social worker,” and he was well prepared to assist soldiers who were mentally scarred by combat.
Dr. Springle, who received a master’s degree in social work from UNC in 1984, was shot and killed at a military clinic in Baghdad on May 11, 2009 by a soldier who was receiving psychological counseling at the clinic.
In memory of Dr. Springle’s dedicated service to his country and his commitment to providing mental health care to soldiers and veterans, family and friends have established the Charles Keith Springle, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the UNC School of Social Work. The scholarship will support military-dependent students in the master’s of social work program who are working with military families or who have an interest in mental health care for veterans and their families.
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