By Dr. Nancy Toombs
As many of you know, the 8th Air Force Historical Society has been working hard to relay the message to all our WWII veterans about the French Legion of Honor Medal. This is the highest award that France can bestow and it is given to all branches of service personnel who participated in the liberation of France.
I can't emphasize enough how important it is for every eligible veteran to make application, as it can take up to one year for your application to be approved. The main criteria for eligibility is the veteran must have participated in one of the four French campaigns. Those campaigns are:
- Ardennes (Battle of the Budge)
- Northern France
- Provence (Southern France)
Please do not put this off¡Xmake your application today. Call Nancy Toombs at (501) 681-3126 and I will send you a package of information so you can make application NOW. The Historical Society will be keeping a record of those veterans who have received this award. Remember, this award cannot be given posthumously unless the application has been received AND approved prior to death. If you, a loved one, or a WWII veteran you know may be eligible, please pass this information along to them. We are very proud of our Legion of Honor Award recipients and want to recognize each and every one of our heroes.
Click here for: Application Instruction & Requirements
Click here for: Honor Award Application
Click here for: The 10 USA French Consulat's addresses