Kentucky WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion of Honor

WWII Veteran recieves French Legion of Honor Medal WILMORE, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky World War II veteran who was wounded in the Battle of Normandy will be awarded France’s highest distinction Friday.

 · The French government on Monday awarded its highest honor to a 100-year-old Kentucky man who fought in World War II. Retired lt. col. william pollard was awarded the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony at the Kentucky Capitol. Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix pinned the medal on Pollard, calling him “a true french hero.” “You owe so much [.]

On July 5, 2012, a World War II veteran was awarded the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony in Atlanta, Ga., a week later, nine World War II veterans were bestowed the Legion of Honor at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and the next day a World War II veteran was honored with the same medal at a ceremony at Old Fort Niagara, N.Y.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The French government has awarded its highest honor to a 100-year-old Kentucky man who fought in World War II. Retired Lt. Col. William Pollard was awarded the French Legion of Honor on Monday during a ceremony at the Kentucky Capitol.

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 · As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Perry – among a declining number of World War II veterans – is slated to receive the French Legion of Honor.

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(WTVY) – wwii veteran john Little of Dothan just received the highest honor bestowed by France, The Legion of Honor, for his service in the Allied Forces. Reyn Norman, John Little’s Nephew says “It’s.

The Legion of Honor is the highest distinction that France can bestow upon those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France. Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the National Order of the Legion of Honor recognizes eminent service to the French Republic. Recipients of this honor are named by decree signed by the President of the Republic.

Hansen and 20 other World War II veterans from throughout the United States were honored by Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York and the president of the American Society of the.

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