It's the 70th anniversary of a major turning point in World War II.
Seventy years ago Friday, more than 100,000 allied soldiers landed on the beaches of France in the D-Day invasion.
And a local veteran remembers.
George Gevis spent decades in Parkersburg as an obstetrician.
But on June 6, 1944 he was a medic on a military ship awaiting casualties from the invasion.
And the dead alone from that mission totalled more than 9,000.
"It was terrible, because a lot of them got killed, a lot of them were wounded, a lot of them died of their wounds," says Dr. Gevis.