Local World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

Wendell Ellenwood poses with his Army picture and several of his medals. They include, clockwise from top left: the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the Army Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the WWII Victory Medal,the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Euro-African-Middle East Campaign Medal.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)
Wendell Ellenwood poses with his Army picture and several of his medals. They include, clockwise from top left: the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the Army Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the WWII Victory Medal,the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Euro-African-Middle East Campaign Medal.(Photo: Steve Brown, WOSU News)

It’s been 70 years since Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France for what many historians call the most important event of the 20th century.

Wendell Ellenwood grew up in southern Ohio and attended Ohio State University before enlisting in Army. He spoke with WOSU’s Steve Brown about June 6, 1944.

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  • MightyMouse

    Thank you for your service Mr. Ellenwood.