70th Anniversary of D-Day

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email
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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.

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