70+ years in the making

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70+ years in the making

Postby Miller Tyme » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:24 pm

Just received a call from my dad, today he received The French Legion of Honor from the French Consulate for his service in the Liberation of France in WW2. I had been after him to apply for it since our visit to the WW2 Museum last June to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and he finally applied for it last September.

Needless to say I am just proud as can be.

Here is a pic of dad in England in May 1944 just before D-Day, the French Legion of Honor, and Dad last June @ the WW2 Museum.
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Re: 70+ years in the making

Postby Niner » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:04 pm

That's terrific. Good that he received it while he is still alive to enjoy the honor.
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Re: 70+ years in the making

Postby Miller Tyme » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:21 pm

Niner wrote:That's terrific. Good that he received it while he is still alive to enjoy the honor.



Yes it is Robert, once a WW2 vet passes he is no longer eligible to receive it, that's why I pushed him to put in for it.
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Re: 70+ years in the making

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:42 am

Congratulations to your Dad, Walt.

The Legion of Honour, or, in full, the National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).
The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Country") and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris. :FRA:
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Re: 70+ years in the making

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:19 pm

My congratulations as well; we owe your dad and all the other allied soldiers of WWII a lot.

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Re: 70+ years in the making

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:43 pm

They are called "The Greatest Generation", and they earned it the hard way.
Congratulations to him.
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