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416th Bombardment Group (L)

French Legion Of Honor Medal

Awards to 416th BG Veterans




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French Legion Of Honor Medal

Legion of Honour, officially National Order of the Legion of Honour, (French: Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur),
premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon Bonaparte, then first consul, on May 19, 1802,
as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion provided that anyone admitted swears to uphold liberty and equality.
(Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica)

This prestigious Medal has been recently awarded by the people of France to
American Veterans who fought for the liberation of France during World War II.

Those selected are appointed to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor.

The following 416th Bomb Group Veterans have been Awarded this high honor.

1st Lt. Harold D. "Dave" ANDREWS, Jr., Pilot, 671st BS -- December 18, 2019

1st Lt. Robert J. BASNETT, Bombardier/Navigator, 671st BS

T/Sgt. Roland E. DULLNIG, Crew Chief, 668th BS -- February 8, 2020

Cpl. Alberie J. "Frenchie" NADEAU, Clerk, 671st BS -- March 6, 2020