Legion of Honor ceremony - Columbia, SC (04/11/16) [fr]
Consul General Barbet bestowed the French Legion of Honor upon 6 WWII veterans from North and South Carolina during a ceremony at the South Carolina State House on March 11, 2016.
The following veterans received this award in recognition of their courage:
Col (Ret) William E. Eisenhart from Bluffton, SC (Captain, 8th Air Force, 303rd Bomb Group, 359th Squadron)
Joseph C. Watson from Ridge Springs, SC (Captain, 291st Regiment, 75th Infantry Division)
Thomas C. Harris from Charlotte, NC (Staff Sergeant, 289th Infantry 75th Division)
Robert F. Hennessee from Hanahan, SC (Staff Sergeant, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division)
David C. Phillips from Florence, SC (Radioman Second Class, USS LST 664)
Karl W. Olsen from Bluffton, SC (Private First Class, 134th Infantry, 35th Division)
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