On Veterans Day
4:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt

On Veterans Day, we remember the service of veterans from many wars.  

Walter Wendt is 95 years old and lives in McNaughton, Wisconsin.
Credit Matthew Rethaber / WXPR News

Walter Wendt served six and a half years in the Navy in World War II.  He was onboard the ship the Helena when it was hit by a torpedo during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski talked with 95-year-old Wendt at his neighbor’s home in McNaughton, Wisconsin.