Charlie Norwood, RIP

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 3:02 pm by Neal
Representative Charlie Norwood (R-GA), 1941-2007

Representative Charlie Norwood (R-GA) died Tuesday, 13 February 2007, at his home in Augusta, Georgia. We extend our condolences to Rep. Norwood’s family and friends. He was an outstanding American and Congressman and will be sorely missed.

(Augusta, GA) – One of Georgia’s most beloved Members of Congress, long-time patient’s and individual rights champion, dentist, Vietnam veteran, and small businessman Charles Whitlow Norwood, Jr. (R-GA), 65, died today at his home in Augusta due to complications from his eight-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Norwood underwent a single lung transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia on October 5, 2004, in response to continued lung deterioration from IPF, which was first diagnosed in 1998.

He was successfully treated for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in November 2005. Cancer development is a frequent side effect of immune-suppression drugs taken by lung-transplant patients. His latest challenge began shortly after the November 2006 elections when metastatic NSCLC was discovered in his liver.

Congressman Norwood is survived by his wife Gloria, sons Charles and Carlton Norwood, and four grandchildren, all of Augusta.

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