Belmont, Ohio – Belmont County Military Veterans Museum Is pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal papers and effects of Guy Denzel Norris, a U.S. infantryman of World War II, who was lost in the sinking the troopship USS Leopoldville, by the German submarine U486, on Christmas Eve, 1944.
The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum is grateful for this donation, provided by Randy and Judy Norris of Bucyrus, Oh. Mr. Norris is the nephew of Guy D. Norris. Both are natives of Belmont County. Before entering the war, Guy Norris, a graduate of Belmont high school, was a teacher at Morristown Public Schools.
The donated materials can be viewed at the Belmont County Military Veterans Museum during its regular hours. They are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm. Special tours can be arranged for other times and days by contacting the museum at 740-761-0155.
The museum is always seeking donations of materials related to all military veterans of Belmont County Ohio and the surrounding areas. Uniforms, insignia, medals, military papers and equipment are all appreciated. Additionally, the museum seeks to display photos of all armed services veterans of the area on its walls. Pictures can be copied at museum and the original returned to the family.
While the museum is less than two years old, much progress has been made in developing the collection and renovation of the space. Please visit us often to track exciting new developments.
The Museum is located in the American Legion Post 312, at 101 E. Barrister Street in Belmont, OH.