The Legion of Honor is France’s most distinguished decoration, and it can be bestowed to recognize the special contributions and acts of bravery while fighting for the liberation of France during WWII. The decision to honor World War II combatants applies only to living veterans who served on French territory, as well as in French territorial waters and airspace from 1944- 1945. Those selected are appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor.
I am happy to report that on Jan 17th, Mr.Denis Barbet, Consul General of
France will be here at the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens to bestow this award on our of our local WWII heroes. Receiving the award will be:
Cal Bonner – Army WWII
Theo Calvin – Army WWII
William P. (Jack) Hunter – Army Air Corps WWII
Clifford Wilford – Army WWII
Please join us to see these genuine American Heroes receive this prestigious honor. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held on January 17th, 2013, at 3 pm, at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. The Museum is located at 100 W. Pryor St in Athens,
Contact Sandy Thompson,
Museum Director at 256-
771-7578 for more information.
By: Sandy Thompson