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WWII Veterans to Receive France’s Highest Honor

Fifteen World War II Veterans from the Southeast are set to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest French military award, on Thursday.  The medal is the French equivalent to the Medal of Honor.

The American Veterans are receiving the Legion of Honor to recognize their courage as they helped liberate France during the Nazi occupation as well as an expression of gratitude on behalf of the French people.

Pascal Le Deunff, the French Consul-General in Atlanta, is scheduled to award the medals in a ceremony at the city’s French Consulate.

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