CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami/AP) — On this Veterans Day, three South Florida World War II vets are set to receive special honors from France.

The University of Miami and the Consulate General of France in Miami will host a ceremony on Monday to recognize the service of the trio who fought alongside France during the war. The honorees are Norman Kaiser, Andrew Kunkel and Arthur Nagler.

Consul General Philippe Létrilliart will award the insignia of the “Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor.”

The university will also honor Neol Christian Pace, a second-year law student who was recently promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. A paratrooper who served in Korea and Iraq, Pace came to the law school after successful careers in the military and civilian health care management.

Pace served in Korea and Iraq as well as in Colombia for Operation Willing Spirit in 2008. He entered UM Law in 2012 and was selected as a J.W. Johnson/R.H. Waters Fellow. He has made the dean’s list and was elected president of the Health Law Association.

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