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Kentucky WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion of Honor

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WILMORE, Ky. (AP) – A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Kentucky will be awarded the French Legion of Honor, that country’s highest distinction. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says Alvin H. Perry of Wilmore will receive the medal June 6 at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore for his participation in the liberation [.]

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Kentucky WWII veteran to receive French Legion of Honor. May 13, 2019. 103 Views. Alvin Perry at 20 in 1944. FRANKFORT, Ky. – World War II veteran Alvin H. Perry, 95, of Wilmore, will be awarded.

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WILMORE, Ky. (AP) – A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Kentucky will be awarded the French Legion of Honor, that country's highest.

along with a WWII Victory Medal. Around 400 foreigners receive the French Legion of Honor each year. The tradition dates back to the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014, when France announced it would.

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Local World War II veteran receives French Legion of Honour Medal Kentucky World War II hero recalls Normandy 12 days after D-Day. – 6 days ago. Kentucky World War II hero recalls Normandy 12 days after D-Day. H. Perry are pictured at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky.. Perry will receive France's highest distinction — the Legion of Honor Medal.

WILMORE, Ky. (AP) – A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Kentucky has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, that country’s highest distinction. The lexington herald-leader reports alvin H. Perry of Wilmore received the medal Friday in a crowded room at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in.

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A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Kentucky will be awarded the French Legion of Honor, that country’s highest distinction. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says Alvin H. Perry of Wilmore will receive the medal June 6 at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore for his participation.