David Brown, WWII  Veteran
D-Day: Utah Beach  ***  June 6, 1944

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Legion of Honor Award

The Legion of Honour, or the full name, the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the First Republic, on May 19, 1802.

The Order is the highest decoration bestowed on those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France.


                        French Legion of Honor Medal            

 The French government began honoring American WW II veterans on the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in 2004.

In a decree signed on January 15, 2010 by the President of the French Republic, David was named a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor for his valorous action during World War II.

In a public ceremony in Northbrook, IL on June 27, 2010 David was presented with the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor medal by Graham Paul, French Consul General in Chicago.

On Bastille Day, July 14, 2010, David was also recognized by the French Embassy at an event held at the Sofitel Hotel in downtown Chicago. Paul personally thanked David for his service to his country.