Citizens of Bolleville, France, Honor Two American Nurses

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, sisters who served as nurses during World War II, acknowledge their welcome at the start of a plaque dedication ceremony in their honor in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. The sisters were made honorary Bolleville citizens during the ceremony for their work at a local hospital during the war. "We thank you for all of this, but really, we were just doing what we were told to do - our jobs," said Orkin, 92, a former Army 1st lieutenant. Levitsky-Sinner, a former Army 2nd lieutenant, is 95. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, right, sisters who served as nurses during World War II, salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at a plaque dedication ceremony honoring them for their service in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. The pair served at a hospital in Bolleville during the war. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, right, sisters who served as nurses during World War II, salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at a plaque dedication in their honor in Bolleville, France,  June 4, 2012. Members of Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from the U.S. Army and Air Force and The Parachute Regiment's 4th Battalion from London, attended the ceremony.  Task Force 68 is in France to commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-Day.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, right, sisters who served as nurses during World War II, salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at a plaque dedication ceremony honoring them for their service in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Jacobs, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, presents a token of appreciation to the mayor of Bolleville, France, after a plaque dedication ceremony honoring World War II veteran nurses Ellen Levitsky Orkin and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner,  in Bolleville, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from across the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and The Parachute Regiment's 4th Battalion from London, England, attended a plaque dedication ceremony for Ellen Levitsky Orkin and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner,  World War II nurses who were located at a hospital in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012, in Normandy, France.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • French school children wave flags during a plaque dedication ceremony honoring two American World War II nurses, in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, right, unveil a plaque that was dedicated in their honor in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. The sisters served as nurses in a hospital in Bolleville during World War II. 
 U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells
  • Ellen Levitsky Orkin, left, and her sister Dorothy Levitsky-Sinner, right, unveil a plaque that was dedicated in their honor in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2012. The sisters served as nurses in a hospital in Bolleville during World War II. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells