Ashburn World War II Vet Honored by France

Norman Duncan was a young U.S. Army master supply sergeant when he supported the allied troops storming the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Today, at age 99, his is among the newest members the French Legion of Honor.

Duncan was bestowed the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor during a recent ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. in recognition of the services he provided during military campaigns throughout France during the war.

The Legion of Honor, its name National Order of the Legion Honour, is the highest French Order of Merit for military and civilian individuals. It was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

2 thoughts on “Ashburn World War II Vet Honored by France

  • 2018-07-10 at 5:56 pm

    What an extraordinarily nice gesture. Congratulations Sergeant.

  • 2018-07-10 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you for your service and for contributing to the allied forces victory.
    As a Frenchman I am grateful better men such as you liberated my homeland and allowed my parents, infants at the time, to be free from Nazi domination.

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