Veteran who became blind golfer honored


A World War II veteran who went on to become one of the best blind golfers ever is being honored in Birmingham.A ceremony is being held Monday to remember the late Charley Boswell with a monument at Highland Park golf course.A plaque mounted in granite is being presented by the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center Alumni Association.Boswell played football at Alabama and baseball for the Atlanta Crackers before being drafted for the war. He was blinded by an explosion after trying to save the life of a fellow American soldier at age 28.Boswell picked up golf during his rehabilitation and went on to win multiple titles for blind competitors.The Birmingham native shot a record score of 81 for a blind golfer at Highland Park in 1956.