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HONOR & SACRIFICE: WSIU REMEMBERS WORLD WAR II

Illinois Ordnance Plant

  • Aired: 07/13/2012
  • 26:56
  • Rating: NR
The Illinois Ordnance Plant or "Ordill" as it became known, employed upwards of 10,000 workers at the height of the war. Today, many of the buildings stand empty and fight overgrowth. Our cameras toured the facility as it stands today and captured interviews with former workers Helena Kelton of Goreville and Charles "Dutch" Stevens of Herrin.
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