Posted on Dec 7, 2015
MAJ Alvin B.
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France is seeking WWII Veterans for possible award of the French Legion of Honor.

The President of the Republic has decreed that every World War II veteran who has fought under enemy fire on French soil is eligible for this distinction.

How can a veteran apply to receive the Legion of Honor?

Upon presentation of their military file, US veterans who risked their life during World War II fighting on French territory may be awarded this distinction.

Those selected are appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor medal is not awarded posthumously.

To be eligible to this outstanding award, the veteran must fit strict criteria:
- Interested veterans of all branches of the armed forces must have fought in at least one of the 4 main campaigns of the Liberation of France: Normandy, Provence, Ardennes or Northern France.
Actions having taken place in Belgium, Germany, Italy or any other neighboring European countries are not taken into consideration.

http://www.consulfrance-nouvelleorleans.org/Order-of-the-Legion-of-Honor.html
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MSG Michael McEleney
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I wish the USA would do the same for the remaining WW II and Korean, and Vietnam veterans. As they die off, everyone says how proud they are of his/her service. Honor them now, rather then at the grave yard. Should be awarded the Legion of Merit or the DSM.
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PV2 Scott Goodpasture
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CPL(P) Tech Ops Fleet Management
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My step grandfather fought in France and got 2 purple hearts for it. He's perfect as a candidate comes.
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