Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor
The French consulate is honoring 22 U.S. World War II veterans from Florida with a highly distinguished award.
Ten World War II veterans from Florida who fought alongside French troops will be honored with France’s highest distinction.
Two veterans from Florida will receive the highest distinction that can be bestowed upon a French citizen or foreigner for fighting along France in World War II.
Three Florida veterans from America’s “Greatest Generation” were honored Monday. The University of Miami and the Consulate General of France in Miami hosted a ceremony to recognize the service of Norman Kaiser, Andrew Kunkle and Arthur Nagler who fought alongside France in World War II.
On this Veterans Day, three South Florida World War II vets are set to receive special honors from France.
From the nation’s capital to South Florida, people across the United States stopped Monday to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
Nineteen World War II veterans were recognized Wednesday by France at a ceremony in Surfside.