On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, there will be a special event sponsored by the Cuero Heritage Museum. The museum will pay tribute to John Green Ellzey as part of their first annual tribute to Cuero’s war heroes.
Ellzey, a native son of Cuero, lived a remarkable life in a short span of time. From his devout patriotism and love for America to his unwavering bond with his mother, Ellzey’s life story will be finally told over 70 years after his death during World War II.
Ellzey was born into the Green family, one of the pioneer families of DeWitt County. His grandfather was Judge John M. Green, a Texas state senator and a District Judge in Cuero for over 20 years. His aunt, Annie Lee Green, taught English in Cuero for over 50 years.
“My generation all took English from Annie Lee Green,” Wayne Adickes said, Cuero Heritage Museum board chairman.