North Texan Earns French Legion of Merit

Almost 60 years after World War II, the French government has begun to recognize Americans who fought in the liberation of France. Previously only veterans of World War I had been recognized with the Legion of Merit, which is France’s oldest and highest honor.

Since 2004 when the French government began recognizing American World War II veterans, over 800 have received the award. The most recent awardee is Army 1st Sgt. William R. Johnson of Richardson, Texas. He had previously been awarded with the American Bronze Star for action in Northern France.

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