Former WWII Flight Nurse Passes Away

Bedford Co., VA - A Bedford County woman who was one of only 500 flight nurses during World War II has died.

Evelyn Kowalchuk passed away Sunday night. Kowalchuk landed on the beaches of Normandy three days after D-Day to care for the wounded.

She escorted President George W. Bush at the National D-Day Memorial dedication in 2001 and was honored at a ceremony at the memorial in 2012. Kowalchuk had just celebrated her 93rd birthday last week.